Today I lost a teacher. She was so full of wisdom that was evident if you took the time to open your 2 EARS and close your 1 MOUTH. Time spent with her was stimulating, encouraging, challenging, and fulfilling. But it required knowing how to properly use your 2 EARS AND 1 MOUTH. Eager to teach and even more so to learn she would ensure that if ever in her presence she left you a little wiser.
Often times, we forget that our elders have lived this life a lot longer than we have. Their life experiences have shaped their way of being and offered them an education we can only hope to receive. I understood her strength. I witnessed her thirst for knowledge. I experienced her passion for teaching. She feed so many of us and so in honor of her I will teach. I will learn. I will seek knowledge and pour it into those who share my space.
When you think about the times that you correctly utilized your 2 EARS AND 1 MOUTH what did you learn and who did you learn it from? What impact did they make in your life? If you can’t answer these questions, I challenge you to ask an elder about the proper way to use 2 EARS AND 1 MOUTH. I guarantee what they offer will feed your soul.
In loving memory of Grandma Scott