Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Emerson on teaching...

"The spirit only can teach."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Divinity school address, 1838

This is the advice which our teachers
are waiting to hear and adhere..
Our teachers..of course, with exceptions..
teach from a belief in their finite existence
veiling that inner spirit which could make 
the teacher they would wish to be..
Our teachers are products of our culture
a culture immersed in material belief
and a tamping down of the subjective self..
As a result..mind limitations are not assumed
as would be evident with the spirit of truth..
Complexity and information reign over 
a simplicity of learning to learn..
A revolution must come:
a teacher joyously awakening to her
real self...CC

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