Do you ever get out of patience because it seems as though you are teaching and learning, but you don’t know if you or your children are making any progress?
Teaching and learning are kind of like growing out a bad haircut. It takes 1000 times longer than you want it to take!
And it happens so slowly, that you aren’t sure that anything is happening at all…
But, if you measure your hair growth after a month or six, you’ll see that yes, it was growing all along though it was imperceptible day to day!
And if you look back at what you knew or what your children were learning a year ago, you’ll see that yes, you’ve all come a long way since then.
Teaching and learning are processes, not events.
If you taught or corrected or mentored or led someone today and you don’t know if it will help, give it a little time.
If you read and studied and practiced and applied some new thing you desperately want to learn, but you don’t yet have a solid grasp on it, give it a while. In time you’ll see that you were acquiring that new knowledge or skill all along.
Part of being patient with ourselves and with others is understanding this truth: teaching and learning are slow, simple, minute and sometimes unconscious processes that require time.
I hope you are off to a good start this week; that is, that you are full of love and patience for yourself and others.
Be well my friend!
“The mission of Lioness at the Door is to uplift, strengthen and encourage women of all ages to magnify health, hope and happiness at home. We do so boldly, with humility and gratitude for the opportunity.”