– Frank Tyger
Spiritual teachers often find it especially hard to swallow their pride when it comes to metaphysical matters. After all, we’re supposed to be the “experts.” We may pretend we understand or know more than we do out of fear of looking incompetent or somehow “less than” others have come to view us, but succumbing to the ego only leaves us looking ridiculous and closed to new growth. It is wonderfully freeing to step down as a teacher and become a student again. It is powerful to say, “I’ve never done this before” or “I don’t know,” to ask for help from someone who has more experience than we do in some area. When I admit I don’t know, instead of feeling stupid, I end up feeling lighter and often actually learn something new. To acquire more answers, we have to acknowledge that we don’t have all of them yet.