I’ve told…(synonymous with “coached,” “guided,” even “saved” (TRIED to that is — always to much heartache).
Yup, I too often enjoy espousing the ways of the world onto those I like, know, care for, trust.
It’s a dual unconscious / conspicuous self-growth thing — and, without meaning it, we can sometimes use — or fuel off of — others to teach what we, in the end, often need to learn ourselves.
THAT is, in simplest form, the unspoken resentment in higher learning !
So, when I came across the post below from Jonas Ellison, I knew I had to pass it along.
As he has beautifully made clear the differences in the energy behind teaching from the top of the totem pole or from the climb up.
Or, somewhere in the middle.
In short, my perspective is that we teach to learn… and… we learn to teach. But, it’s a never-ending cycle. Nor should it not be.
And, come to think of it, it’s probably the core meaning behind the acronym made socially famous by Mike Myers in The Love Guru, as seen in the beginning of this short trailer:
Or, in all sincerity, the Guru in me sees the Guru in you… and vice-versa.
[And to paraphrase Mr. Lee — of Bruce fame]:
Those, without agendas, are only guides; NEVER givers of absolute, this-is-the-way-it-is, TRUTH or guru-dom ;)