The Connection Between Great Teachers and Meditation

All humans are students, and we are all teachers, to some extent. We teach as parents; in our work; in our hobbies; in our social interactions. If you haven't been in a situation where you've taught others, it's just a matter of time until you teach what you have learned.

You can become a better teacher by meditating. Meditation teaches you the skills to effectively communicate knowledge and impart skills:

1. Compassion

Everyone has their own unique learning style and pace at which they learn. It's easy to become frustrated when someone doesn't immediately "get it." Meditation reminds you what it's like to be a beginner again. Meditation is a lifelong practice, where there is always more and more and more to learn, if you are open to it. If you see yourself as an expert, meditation teaches you to be a beginner again, and when you teach, you see through the eyes of a beginning student.

2. Patience

Sometimes your student just won't understand what you're teaching. You have to be patient not only with them, but with yourself, as you come up with a different way to explain a concept.

Meditation teaches you infinite patience. In the beginning, this can be difficult; but as you go deeper into meditation, the sense of time disappears. There is an awareness of the present where nothing is hurried, nothing is waiting in the future or forgotten in the past, because you have, well, "all the time in the world."

When you translate this to your normal life, you lose that sense of urgency and hurry we're so conditioned to feeling. You discover the joyful present-focus and you'll take the time to learn well and to teach well.

3. Creativity

Since learning styles are so varied, you may have to go outside your own box to see the problem from the student's perspective and come up with a way to explain a concept to them in a way that speaks to their learning style.

The alpha and theta brainwave activity of meditation opens the gates on unbounded creativity that is not bound by the logic, time and space of the normal waking left hemisphere brain activity.

In meditation, you allow the uninhibited, joyful and wildly creative genius of the right-brain to come out and play.

4. Self-mastery

Meditation is the oldest self-mastery practice. Master your thoughts, your actions and your emotions, and teach by example.

5. Wisdom

Meditation teaches you to observe your thoughts, habits, emotions and perceptions of the world. This self-awareness teaches you about how you see the world and why you see it the way you do.

You become more compassionate toward the unique perspectives of others. And when you combine that with the intuition you develop as you access the energetic, higher self through meditation, you become truly wise.

6. Wonder and Awe

Meditate on the incredible capabilities and potential of the human mind. The more you do this, the more inspired and eager you will be to expand on your own capabilities and potential. The more you know, the more you are eager to teach! This enthusiasm for learning is very contagious. If you're in love with what you're teaching, your students will pick up on that and their own passions will be fueled too!

7. Focus and attention

The more you can focus your mind on something, the deeper your understanding of it. This makes it easier for you to teach about it from many different perspectives.

A daily meditation practice enhances your abilities to learn, and to pass on those valuable skills and knowledge for the benefit of all.

Julie Lewin is a world renowned authentic Medical Intuitive and Meditation Teacher and has created a unique healing system by using creative and spontaneous visualization. As well as teaching meditations, she also teaches how to live your authentic purpose, and how to live a profound life on her website - http://www.spirituallysensitivesouls.com. To find out more about her medical intuitive work go to http://www.julielewin.com.

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