She wants to help us learn.
The lessons she wants to teach us are the ones we need to learn. Some say they are the lessons we chose to learn before we were born. Others say they are the lessons that were chosen for us.
It is frustrating to be in the midst of learning. It is like sitting in algebra class, listening to a teacher explain a subject beyond our comprehension.
We do not understand, but the teacher takes the understanding for granted.
It may feel like someone is torturing us with message that we shall never understand.
We strain and strain. We become angry, frustrated, confused.
Finally, in despair, we turn away, deciding that the formula will never be available to our mind.
Later, while taking a quiet walk, we break through.
Quietly, the gift of understanding has reach that deepest place in us.
We have learned. T
he next day in class it is hard for us to imagine not knowing.
It is hard to remember the frustration and confusion of those who have not yet caught on.
It seems so easy...now.
Life is a Gentle Teacher.
She will keep repeating the lesson until we learn.
It is okay to become frustrated.
Sometimes it is okay to despair.
Then, it is okay to walk away and allow the breakthrough to come...
Taken from Melody Beatty; The Language of Letting Go