Being a Teacher

02/24/2015 11:56 am ET | Updated Apr 26, 2015

I am a life-long teacher, which means I am a life-long student. I come from a lineage of teachers. And so, I offer this small poem about this noble calling.

Being a Teacher

Like the moon standing full
reflecting as much of the Source
as it can so those unaccustomed
to the dark can find their way,
this is the path you have chosen,
that has chosen you.

A Question to Walk With: In conversation with a friend or loved one, tell the story of one important teacher who has shaped your life and how.

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