When I am faced with a dilemma or a challenging situation I like to ask myself, “what is my role here? Am I the teacher or the student?” That question is a gamechanger. It shifts me into a powerful mindset and it sets me on an intentional path to either help or to learn. It really is a simple technique, but I love how it sets me up for success either way.
The deeper truth here is that we are always learning and growing AND we are always modeling to the world around us. We are both the teacher and the student in all we do…we simply forget this awareness in the hustle and bustle of life. Having this elevated consciousness certainly impacts our choices and interactions in the moment which opens us to more beautiful and meaningful experiences.
This week we are encouraged to be aware of the roles we play in our day to day life. Are we going through life blissfully unaware of our impact on the world around us and the world’s impact upon us? Or are we intentionally living in the awareness of the moment soaking up the gifts that are only found in the present? We have amazing teachers all around us and they come in many different forms…and you are one of them. Embrace your roles as you begin to expand into a fully embodied version of YOU!