What if the Teacher was Life?

“What if religion was each other? If our practice was our life? If prayer was our words? What if the temple was the Earth? If forests were our church? If holy water – the rivers, lakes, and oceans? What if meditation was our relationships? If the Teacher was life? If wisdom was knowledge? If love was the center of our being.” ~ Ganga White

I wonder what if everybody got 100% in every subject?

I wonder what if schools evolved into open, natural learning communities?

I wonder what if assessments were self-reflections instead of tests?

I wonder what if we would all start being kinder, more loving, and more compassionate to all beings including ourselves?

I wonder what if everybody got unschooled?

I wonder what if education really could be the key to peace and enlightenment on the planet?

I wonder what would happen if everybody could live their dream, pursue their passion and live a fascinated life?

I wonder what if everybody served and benefited everybody else just a little bit more?

I wonder what if we uproot the whole system and plant a whole bunch of new seeds?

I wonder what if schoolhouses became meditation centers, yoga studios, writing retreats, libraries of wisdom?

I wonder what it would be like if anyone could walk into any classroom at any time and start learning about anything they want in any way they want (whether alone or with a partner or in a group)?

I wonder what if there’s actually no such thing as Special Education, and in fact all education is (and should be) Special.

I wonder what if, acting mindfully together as a global society with this whole new paradigm of education, we actually can change the world for the better?

~ Michelle Margaret Fajkus

What are you wondering, I wonder?

One thought on “What if the Teacher was Life?

  1. I wonder what if the students were the subjects and engaged in self-study?

    I wonder what if we stopped trying to measure everything and simply let growth be?

    I wonder what if we shifted our focus from linear progress to cyclical processes?

    I wonder what if we let the myth of hard work die and we all just slowed down?

    I wonder what if we acknowledged that intelligence is more than intellect?

    I wonder what if we supported learners with love rather than labels?

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