Take a moment and think of your teachers.
Inside the dojo
Within your family
Among your friends
In different venues and times we find different teachers for different needs. At times, our detractors may be our teachers and our supports may lead us astray.
At times, when thinking of my various teachers I remember lessons that I've forgotten to practice, things I've forgotten to improve.
Some are mundane - such as doing laundry more often, taking out the trash, washing the bathtub,
Others are relationship-based - listending to others with a quiet mind instead of one full of useless chatter, assuming error instead of malice, forgiveness.
And still others are physical - making better food choices, sleeping enough, drinking less, exercise
And finally the spiritual - meditation, communion, reflection.
The longer I live the more teachers I seem to find.
Did you show compassion today?