Whenever we hear the words of teaching, we feel the presence of a teacher, who teaches his students. In a better sense, we all are teachers, because, at some point in time, we all share knowledge with our students, colleagues, or even our sons and daughters. We mostly take this teaching as transmitting experience for a particular subject for which the opposite people are desirous to know the details, or they do not have adequate information on that specific issue. It is correct also.
But if you take this into a better perspective, the teaching must help to create a worthy and beautiful human race. To take care of our planet, we are aware that today’s students and children have a lot of pain and suffering inside their mind and also body. They feel loneliness, and in this process, an amount of vacuum always persists in the child. The child tries to fill up this loneliness through various avenues, namely by playing video games, surfing multiple channels on Television, surfing sites on the internet, spending time on TV hours together in their adolescence and they may even start taking drugs just to alleviate their loneliness.
Since the younger generation which also includes the children have a lot of sufferings, the teaching becomes more compassionate and it requires a lot of concentration and focuses on the teachers.
All of us who are in the role of teachers mostly in the professional teaching either in schools, colleges, universities or even in offices, have difficulties also in their professions. Teachers also murmur about their various problems sometimes openly. Further, if the teachers are themselves not happy, how they can make the children content by way of teaching? The first one to come out from this syndrome is to come back to you.
When you vent your anger, you should not do that, instead of that, you must go inside your knowledge, fear and understand why you are behaving that way because as a teacher, your role is enormous. You have to come back to yourself and take care of yourself. You must inculcate a habit of remaining happy most of the time; learn how to handle a painful situation; listen to your suffering, so that you arouse a feeling of understanding and compassionate approach.
The role of mindfulness is an important aspect here. Mindfulness is a kind of energy which helps us to be fully present in the current moment and then, accept the sequence of now.
It provides us aware
If you are in a mood of joy and happiness and you are in the laughing spree, you can also light up a lamp of happiness and joy in others. Each of us has a seed of mindfulness of awareness. As a teacher, you have not only the role of teaching, but you must arouse this awareness and mindfulness creating a miracle. You can do the same and make your students feel happy.
Apart from awareness, the hearing is also an important aspect. In today’s life, most of us get engaged in an artificial connection that means, we speak to speak, we hear for the false purpose of the hearing, and we do not connect with each other. If you do not understand the meaning of your connection, it means you do not know yourself.
If you don’t know the cause of your suffering, fear, and anger, you again connect with yourself, then how can you compare with another person. That is why; going home to yourself is an essential avenue in the life of teaching which will only show you the correct path of teaching others.
In this way, you can get in touch with your body, feelings, and perception of yourself. It is essential to perform this exercise before you help another person.
Another point is deep listening and loving each one. Most of the time, we only listen with a half-hearted attitude and without any thoughtful approach. Power of thick looking and a positive approach mostly remove obstacles between teachers and students. If you hear of compassion and love, you can help the other person to suffer less.
You are aware that suffering is in you and you also know that the other person is also suffering. When you see the pain in the other person, you don’t blame or accuse others anymore. Instead, you try to help him. If you are mindful in your listening, you will have a tremendous affection for loving speech. You will always stick to the soothing words with heartful approach. You will communicate in such a way that truth about your life that as you are suffering, another person is also experiencing the same.
So, you will try to be gentle in your speech and help another person to open his heart. The way we speak, it helps another person, recognize the suffering in him and you. If you practice this listening and loving speech, it will increase the power of positive communication. It will also promote understanding and collaboration between teachers and students.
The students will be more inclined to hear the teachers thoroughly, and in this way, the teachers will be a role model for any society.