#30: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”

– Buddha, spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism

The phrase “perception is reality” seems to suggest that what we perceive, and how we perceive it, makes something real. But what if we simply don’t perceive an issue, a challenge, or a lesson to be learned, simply because it is invisible to us?

As a student, we first must see a situation and determine that there is value, opportunity or benefit. Only then is there the potential to hear the teachers and see how they might assist us in capturing the lesson.


Where are you stopped or stuck in your life? Where are your efforts being thwarted?

To whom could you go with this challenge to determine your readiness and receptivity to the lesson?

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