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Monday Jul 17, 2017

Teach without Teaching

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Apt Students

From my groundbreaking book, An Artist Empowered:

“Teaching without teaching ? said the young Zen disciple. “Is that truly possible?”

“Yes,” replied the master. “When the student learns without learning.”

There is more than one way to gain knowledge, and that insight alone is enough to get things going.

I sat in the class with what seemed an acute case of acid reflux. This was English 101, and I was a college freshman. The bushy bearded Professor Fulton had a reputation for being aloof and tough, which spelled a major problem for me.

Saturday Jul 08, 2017

Problem is the Teacher

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Heatwave Dream

In my groundbreaking book, An Artist Empowered, I write about seeing things as they are in reality.

One such avenue takes us to understand that the problem is the teacher. If we allow problems to unsettle us into depression, then we have missed the object lesson. Detach yourself for a moment and observe what gem is well hidden inside the problem that you are now facing. Take a deep breath and enjoy the gift while letting the angst evaporate.

On balance, a great Indian sage observed: There is no problem.

The true artist will always find a way.