We teach what we need to learn.
That’s very clear for me with these articles. The pointers I share here are for me.
If I finish and article without taking time to intentionally apply it for myself, it feels incomplete. And when I do, it completes it.
Of course, what I write does come from my own immediate experience. And I do go into it before writing to make sure it’s alive and I can discover more about the topic, or at least remind myself about it. And yet, it makes a difference when I take the main pointer from the article and intentionally apply it after the article is written.
In The Work of Byron Katie, this is what they call Living Turnarounds. I take the most juicy pointer from the inquiry and apply it in my life. That’s how the work comes alive in me and my life. That’s how my insights ground in real life. That’s how I get to see what’s left.
I sometimes tell myself that if just one person benefits from what I write here, it’s worth it. By applying my own pointers after writing a post, I make sure at least one person benefits from it – and that’s me. And if one other person benefits as well, that’s wonderful. That’s icing on the cake.
- Sharing pointers for myself
- we teach what we need to learn
- very clear for me here
- the pointers I share are for me, and perhaps may be useful for some others too (if useful for even one person, more than worth it, and I can make sure that person is me)