Whether we realize it or not, we are all teachers nowadays and we are, in most moment, always teaching. A Course in Miracles would have us remember our role as teachers and question “what” we are teaching by asking us to consider which mindset are we in. There are two mindsets: right-mindedness and wrong-mindedness. When we are in our right minds, we think with the Holy Spirit and bring wisdom, love and forgiveness. When we think with our wrong minds, we think from our ego-self and bring upset, conflict and judgmental thoughts. Since we’ve no neutral thoughts, we are always projecting one thought system or the other. Fortunately, we can determine which thought system you want to teach. All that’s needed is our willingness to do so.
Throughout our days, we teach in many ways. We teach with our appearance, how we are groomed and exactly how we carry ourselves. We teach with our selection of words and whenever we choose to withhold our words a course in miracles teacher. We teach with our voice, with the quantity and pace of our speaking. We teach with our eyes and through the connection we make or don’t make with others. We teach with our actions and in-actions. Since minds are connected, we teach invisibly with the thoughts we hold in mind. We constantly reveal ourselves to our self and to others. The question is, who’re we revealing? Are we revealing our Real self or have we entered your day on auto-pilot and are interaction on our default mode, our ego-mode?
There are clues as to the we are teaching in most encounter we have. When we feel great about bringing gentleness and kindness, with being truly helpful to some other human being, we are surely in our right minds. We’re extending what God would have us extend in the world. When we feel hurried and frazzled and are abrupt with another, whenever we avoid eye contact and talk at people as opposed to in their mind, we’ve certainly forgotten who we truly are.
The good thing is, we are not at the mercy of our egos! We don’t need to go through our days on auto-pilot being reactive within an outrageous world. We are able to choose in virtually any moment to be proactive, to create peace to our minds and to give that peace to the world. After all, isn’t that what we really want to teach?