So perhaps you are wondering what the title Trusting has to do with school and learning. Well……as a student, I often placed blame and judgement on those that took the position of teacher. I felt that they were not very good at what they did and I wasn’t learning because of that. Well I passed my state board exam and became a licensed massage therapist, and I’ve participated in many opportunities to learn a wide variety of subjects since that achievement 32 years ago. Now by assisting with the home schooling of my daughter, I’ve gained a totally new perspective and respect for teachers and teaching. Watching someone grow and learn is incredibly rewarding! To see the sheer intelligence of young students is enlightening. In addition, what I’ve observed while watching another learn, is the simple and honest trust in oneself to be taught. There is no doubt in the trust of the teacher, but what I’m seeing is the student having complete trust and belief in herself to learn!! And that makes all the difference in the world!!
I feel as though I’ve been a student for most of my life. I loved school when I was very young and enjoyed learning until my teens. For many reasons I won’t get into, during my high school years I didn’t like being in school and couldn’t wait to graduate and just be complete.
About 6 years later, I went back to school with the support and encouragement of my friend and teacher/mentor Parisha Taylor. She knew me better than I knew myself and enrolled in Massage Therapy School with me. I would never have done it without her by my side!!
In all stages of learning I seemed to have issues of one sort or another with my teachers. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some that I really liked and enjoyed how they taught. And here and there you find someone that had a knack for teaching because they really loved what they did, these were true agents of learning!
What I was lacking wasn’t a brain and an ability to learn. What I was lacking was a belief and trust in myself to learn.
So if you ever find yourself having a tough time learning anything, take some time to find out if you believe in you…do you trust in yourself to learn? Parisha Taylor helped me see that we have everything we need inside us. Be kind to yourself and most of all TRUST in yourself with the ability to learn.