Student-Self and Teacher-Soul

by Mark Nepo

Very often, the anxious self will lean into a problem, looking for how to juggle, maintain, or solve what has been set in motion, while the teacher within will stand back and questions our very assumptions, even our very definition of what constitutes a problem. When we can endure the disorientation and discomfort that our inner teacher opens us to, we can step, however awkwardly, into a greater authenticity.

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