Teachings come from everywhere when you open yourself up to them. Open yourself to everything, and everything opens itself up to you. – Richard Wagamese
A certain Rabbi was adored by the community; everyone was enchanted by what he said.
Except for Isaac, who never missed an opportunity to contradict the Rabbi’s interpretations and point out faults in his teachings.
The others were annoyed by Isaac, but could do nothing about it.
One day, Isaac died. During the funeral, the community noticed that the Rabbi was deeply upset.
“Why are you so sad?” someone commented. “Isaac was always criticizing everything you said!”
“I am not upset for my friend,” replied the Rabbi. “I am upset for my own self.”
“While everyone revered me, Isaac challenged me, and I was obliged to improve. Now he has gone, I am afraid I shall stop growing.”
Not everyone in our life is here to show us love and bring us peace. We have all experienced a difficult relationship with a family member or within our friendship circles, and although we feel like ignoring them, or disconnecting from them, it’s important to open ourselves up to the lesson or the mirror that these people reveal in us.
No matter what our situation is, everyday we are making a conscious choice to ignore it, or open up to it.
The more open we are, the more everything in life opens up to us, and together we can heal.
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Yes a great idea David. 👏 Being open to explore these connections with each other is the first step 🙏🏻💚
Such powerful wisdom here, Karen…and I needed this today. Thank you. 🙏💕
I need it too Carrie. I’m glad it resonated. 💚💕
Thankyou Nico. May we all keep connecting and healing 🙏🏻💚
What a great reminder Karen! It gives me pause and reminds me that people are my teachers. When we learn the lessons for ourselves we can connect with compassion and understanding. Thank you 💛🙏💛
Yes that’s it. I think there is a belief that it’s easier to disconnect from these difficult lessons, but we disconnect from receiving the gift too and that’s what people forget. Thankyou Val 💕💚
One of the hardest things to do, right? To keep those defenses down in search of the lesson . ..
It really is hard Kristine, not easy at all, but it opens up so many new possibilities and beginnings. 💚💕
Just perfect, Kare…just perfect and so true. Sending lots of love and light 💜
Great. Thank you Lorrie. Sending love back, hope you are good 💕💚
I really am, Karen! Thank you so much 💜 Blessings for a wonderful week!
Thank you, Karen. The question I think of is: What can I learn? Every interaction is an opportunity for a new discover, about ourselves and the world around us.
So true. There is always something to learn Vicki. 💚💕
Why do we always have to learn lessons, Karen? Can’t we just play truant … sometimes? 🙂
Ha! I’m pretty sure we do that naturally Marie. But remember the freedom you feel when you understand the lesson, that’s the part I like! Thank you 💕💚
Karen you are absolutely right of course. I have a mischievous side which you saw right through, didn’t you? ;)💕💚
I love that side Marie and I often ask that same question! 💚💕
Being open is a hard lesson and one I continue to try and fail and try again Karen. xxxx
Yes it can be confronting Kath, and the more I heal my issues, the less I am confronted by others! Hope you and your family are good 💕💚