So many of us believe that the greatest teacher is life and the lessons are often hard to learn. This is why learning from a human teacher is considered so helpful. Nature is of course a teacher, teaching us what each element can bring us as a seasonal gift, but if we could learn from nature, we would not need a teacher. So what can a human teacher bring us? What is their role?
On one level their guidance on helping us extract wisdom from life's lessons.
There are of course many people who can give us this advice, so what do we seek? We seek a spiritual teacher that can leave their own agenda to one side and are willing to take responsibility for our spiritual growth.
Many are willing to share ideas and inspiration with you. But few indeed are willing to say, "This is the practice that will optimise your heart’s growth at this time."
So the question is, why do we seek outside help? Do we search endlessly for solutions to our problems, or do we simply have all the answers available to us, but choose to get distracted in this world, keeping the mind busy therefore we refrain from tackling our core issues, so ultimately are we detracting from nourishing our Mind, Heart and Spirit?.