As a teacher with many years experience and I have come to learn and accept that I can’t teach anyone anything. This isn’t a reflection on my own ability; it’s simply a realisation born out of the desire and need to educate myself. Education like responsibility can’t be forced upon anyone; it must be accepted by those who are ready and willing to receive it.
The role of a teacher is to help the student educate themselves. To present knowledge to them in the hope that they have the desire to take responsibility for their own development and seek out the understanding that lies buried and undiscovered within them. Learning is a journey of self discovery, a process of letting go of the old and accepting the new. It’s the key to releasing a troubled past, allowing the present to take its rightful place in our lives, creating the kind of future we wish to experience.
The desire and willingness to share knowledge and understanding is the catalyst in the healing process. In healing ourselves we are able to share our experiences with others and in doing so empower them to begin their own healing process. In this way the teacher engages with the student and accompanies them for a short while on their journey of self discovery.
This eBook is part of my own personal development and writing it has helped me to heal and release myself from what was a very dark and destructive past. This is a small part of that journey laid out before you; please walk with me for a while