Ways to practice with Teachers include studying with a teacher, sitting with elders, receiving darshan, mentoring, reflecting on quotations, reading spiritual books, interpreting signs from the natural world, totems, and the specific practices below.
As you go through your day, be alert to your teachers. Ask a challenge, a flower, a friend, or a passage from a sacred text, "What can I learn from you?" At bedtime, review your lessons.
- Franz Metcalf in What Would Buddha Do? advises learning from your critics.
- Kenneth Hanson in Words of Light recommends the teachings that come during desert experiences of your life.
- Robert A. Johnson in Balancing Heaven and Earth suggests you ask someone to be an incarnation of God for you today.
- Joan Chittister in Light in the Darkness reflects on the value of feeling like a fool.
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