Let’s say there was a formal school for this. Let’s say you had your first day of school today. Who were your teachers, and who were your classmates?
Your teachers are the people in your life that allow you to look at your most negative and most positive aspects of yourself. They shine the light on your skeletons as well as your best qualities. That man blabbing on his cell phone about the seemingly minute problems in his life in front of you at the bank, that was your morning class. Learn compassion and patience for others. He may have mirrored a quality in yourself that you don’t like to acknowledge. Maybe you focus on the negative too much, and your homework is to look at the amazing, positive aspects of your life more often.
The single mother you held the door open for on your into your apartment building was your afternoon class. The genuine thank you and smile she flashed you mirrored the loving, kind qualities you embody but may sometimes dismiss. Your homework tonight is to remember that you are an incredible being of light and love, and each little action you do to display this counts, and is noticed.
Your classmates are the people you brush past in the subway, or your brother that tries to start a conversation with you, as you hastily brush past him en route to the fridge. Have love and gratitude that they are in your life. We are all the same type of humans trying to experience universal love for each other.
Remember these lessons as you go to bed tonight. Class dismissed.