Learning what we already know…

I raced back from running round and round the track to my Spanish lesson; arriving glowing and un showered… The joys of Skype that allow for us to be together with another in a way I wouldn’t be if I were in her classroom!

And then I was on fire in my lesson… ‘I don’t recognise you’ Maricarmen laughed as phrases and words were coming seemingly from nowhere… We decided not to question where they had come from…!

She said that I learn differently to other people… She says I am the opposite way round to most… In her experience people learn the verbs and vocabulary and like to get them perfect, but then find difficulty making use of them in conversation – putting them together in phrases and sentences… She says that I am different and speak phrases and sentences without always getting the verbs and vocab completely accurate – but she assures me that I am understandable and she says the correct ways will come… Are coming.

I said to her that I would enjoy being completely Spanish for a short while, to be able to hear myself and what I sounds like to a Spanish person… ‘Muy gracioso pienso’ ‘very funny I think’ – I said… “We like hearing people speaking in a funny way’ she laughed…

I have always done things back to front, so it was interesting for me to hear this, and testament to Maricarmen as a teacher that she has flowed with my way and taught me in the ‘back to front’ way that suits me… I think it is also described as counter intuitive…

We all learn differently and it is finding the way that suits us, and will help us to master any new practises we desire to learn… Of course there is now awareness that people learn differently and this has been addressed in teaching methods and training teachers… Gifted teachers recognise different learning ways and adapt how they teach to suit their students, who have come to them to learn what they already know…

All learning is in truth accessing from the absolute understanding that we know all there is to know, all is available to us, learning is simply clearing the pathways to allow the truth to emerge…

It is, therefore our responsibility ultimately to know ourselves… ‘Know thyself…’

I had enjoyed running around the track… I ran 5000 metres jogging the bends and striding down the straights… A nice way to lap the track… My feet are definitely noticing the upping of miles… They are slightly more sensitive, but I showed the bottom of them to Anadi and he said ‘You’ve just got to keep doing it, they will adjust…’

The rest of my body is flying, my body feels balanced and happy… It is eating up the miles, but I am going to flow with my feet and let them dictate and catch up… I watched a little boy running along on top of a very ouchie looking wall yesterday… I was inspired.

Whenever we feel to look, there is inspiration all around us… If our orientation is ‘I can do…’ – we will find those that already are – and our belief will be re affirmed… I am often inspired by children… By their relaxation, their movement, the capacity they have to walk on ouchie walls or do handstands cartwheels, bend and stretch… They are my re educators of how the body likes to move, be agile, strong and balanced…

They are my teachers…

If we know ourselves and embrace and love ourselves, then we will be willing to spend time understanding ourselves and unravelling any of the hurts from childhood… Perhaps someone didn’t have the time or energy to do so… We now can look after our own inner child, and learn how to support and nurture them.. We can discover how they respond and look after them, and find that we will then truly grow into the happy integrated adult who can jump and leap and cartwheel alongside the inner child….

I was delighted yesterday in my barefoot fitness class to discover that my right big toe was a bit unresponsive… Once we know something we can address it and unravel it. My toe responded very fast to the exercise and re engaged; but sometimes it takes longer… The key is to gently gently work at whatever it is we wish to master or learn…

Giving ourselves the patience and understanding, the time and energy we wanted and perhaps didn’t always receive as a child… Now we can do it for ourselves, and find that by giving ourselves permission to learn in the way that works for us, with kindness, patience and calm…

Anything is possible

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