As we are completing our teacher training program, I asked Teacher Sree on his experience teaching – was there a time he was nervous or anxious before a class. And how did he overcome that.
He said, come with the wonders of a kid, stay a kid and do not be a master.
In my own words to translate the Sree Sutra above:
Come with a humble heart, an open mind and a positive vibe.
A willingness to share, to teach and to spend time with the students.
An acceptance that there will be students more experienced that you and that’s really cool.
An understanding that we are not good or bad, the others are not good or bad.
A pure soul.
Granted, it will help to remember the sequences and not go in blank.
As part of this training program, we also got a chance to train in teaching by conducting a class in the studio. I took my chance last week. I knew all of them – all of different gender, racial and background profiles. Yet, for once in our friendship history, I could consciously generate to be present for everybody. To be aware of each person’s strength, weakness and to work with each one’s experience, unaffected by the others.
I realise that I do love all the students the same. Finally got what he said weeks ago – a divine connection of an unconditional detached attachment.
There was no condition. I detach myself from each soul. I treated all soul the same. And thereby I was able to be attached to each one of the soul at the same time. Practicing this helped them to be able to have a full experience regardless of the gap in experiences.
We attach, and then we detach, and then we attach, and then we detach, and then we attach, and we detach again and the cycle repeats unconditionally.
It was a rather beautiful afternoon.