Risk Being Seen…

There is an old saying… “When the student is ready the teacher will appear.”

In that regard each of us may be a willing student waiting, and looking for that teacher. But like many things in life, we have a preconceived concept of what that teacher should look like, how he or she should appear, the manner in which they should make themselves known to us so we know when it’s time to study… or buckle down.  That notion can make the teacher invisible to us if they appear in a form we’re not expecting. I gave up that bit of specificity long ago.

Today, anything… anyone who shows up in my life, I evaluate… listen… ponder… could this be my teacher? I am so ready. Why did this thing, person, event show up in my life?

Some time ago, one of my photographer friends posted a video to Facebook. I happened to see it. It had a great headline that made me curious so I listened to it. If it had been titled “The Teacher You’ve Been Waiting For” I might have missed it. I’ve also relaxed the necessity of it being only one teacher. I think our greater education is realizing that each class has a different teacher, so potentially… there are many.  “Last period” had a great teacher, in the form of this video, so, I post it here for your enjoyment. Comedian Jim Carrey in a role you’ve likely not seen him in, delivering a 26 minute commencement address you probably never would have heard… but oh my… how you should hear it.  I hope you enjoy it. It will certainly help you Master Your Mindset, so you can Master Your Life. Grab a cup of coffee or something, and listen a while.

Originally, the video started in the middle so you could hear one specific one minute segment. If it does that, DO start it at the beginning, for the full lesson. You’ll be glad you did.

Have an awesome day!


Kelvin Ringold

Born to John and Lora Ringold on October 24, 1953, grew up, went to school, graduated high school and joined the Air Force -- turned 18 in basic training. Did 20 years in the Air Force and retired in 1991. Moved to Syracuse, worked at University Hospital and retired from there at 55. During that 55 years... I learned some lessons, one of which is that LIFE is what we make it. I spend a major portion of my waking hours helping other people figure out the same thing. Life is what we make of it, and... "when you master your mindset, you master your life." That's my mission: living it, and teaching it.

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