!*$#IT*! My Students Say!

As an educator sometime my students say the most thought-provoking things. Now truth be told sometimes the thoughts are about where I can hide the body! But most of the time they inspire me. This is a place to share my thoughts and ideas about life, learning and all that comes in between.

The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.

—Osho (via lazyyogi)

(Source: lazyyogi)

beingblog:

"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together." ~Brene Brown

beingblog:

"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together." ~Brene Brown

The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles the sadness that exists, it is rather a conscious choice to focus on the good and cultivate happiness. Happiness is not a limited resource.

—Chris Aiff, My Last Days (via soulpancake)

(Source: in-pursuit-of-a-soul, via soulpancake)

samueldm asked: What is maturity?

lazyyogi:

Many people define maturity in such a way that it is marked by an ability to conform to societal standards. Personally, I feel that real maturity is something much different. 

Mental Maturity:

1. The ability to entertain two contradicting thoughts without accepting one as being more true than the other. 

2. The willingness to listen without the need to speak. 

3. The openness to hear without the need to judge. 

4. The potential to take an interest in anything.

Emotional Maturity:

1. The ability to feel whatever you are feeling without the need to cling to that emotion or the need to run from it. 

2. The willingness to love and accept without the need to be loved or accepted. 

3. The fearless capacity to look directly at our feelings—the kind that make us squirm—without any sort of denial or justification. 

4. Total self-honesty. 

Spiritual Maturity:

1. Practice what you preach. 

However, it is important to remember that we are not our maturity. Maturity is like refining the expression of the inexpressible truth of our undivided existence as the infinite itself. We are always that infinite, together. 

Namaste :)