Question: I always remind myself not to label my students, but somehow I label them unconsciously. How can I delete that labeling thoughts totally?
Master Ojas answered: Dear friend, you need to work on your unconscious mind from the root level, keep meditating and develop your awareness, always question yourself, and reflect on the truth of existence, so that you can break down your unconsciousness. Once you master your unconsciousness, you never label yourself or anyone.
Question: In my class, there are some students who are not only slow, but also lazy learners. Please guide me how to help my students improve.
Master Ojas answered: Students are lazy because they don’t have proper inspiration. Usually, children are not lazy, they just don’t have a clue as to why they need to study. When you find them lazy, be compassionate with them and interact with them passionately, remind and reflect on their strength and values. When they see your attentive caring towards them, they will start to be active with your presence.
Have patience, and keep reflecting on your children’s strengths.
Question: Can you please give me some examples about impressive, interesting actions that teachers can do to attract their students, as some students feel they are forced to study. Some often talk or do something else in the class, some don’t concentrate in the lesson. Please give me some advice.
Master Ojas answered: Dear friend, it’s okay for children to be noisy, if we do anything forcefully, we can’t win the children’s hearts. First, we need to win their heart. Make sure you are not pushing them. Let them feel they are in safe hands. Make sure you can give your good smile even if you find them doing something stupid so they will witness your coolness. They will feel my teacher is cool. If you find some children not concentrating on class, it’s still fine. Interact with them alone, and ask them if they need any extra help to improve their concentration. When we do special interaction with them, they will feel friendship and they will start to concentrate on whatever we teach.
Question: How can we let love flow when facing situations against what we wish?
Master Ojas answered: Dear friend, love always flows when we can accept reality as it is! Why do we need to accept that reality is as it is?
Because we never know what the big picture of life is? For example, until you go 3000 meters high you may not know what your home or your neighborhood likes from a top angle. When we fly on an airplane, seeing our Earth from the clouds gives a different perspective about the landscape. So we need to drop our expectations and opinions and conditions to let pure love flow from our heart. When we say drop, it doesn’t mean we give up on excellency, we just reflect consciously with hope and faith.
Question: Dear Master, how can a teacher help students who are lazy in learning and spending too much time on the phone?
Master Ojas answered: Chidrens are lazy not because they are lazy persons. Only because they don’t have the right inspiration and interesting situations or moments. Usually, children are so curious and enthusiastic. Teachers need to change. The way of teaching should make them curious and inspiring.
Being on the phone is not an issue. The teacher needs to know how to drive children to focus their way only. When you teach, stop following old typical methods. connect with children’s spirits and feel them and respect their presence so you will start to connect with your intuition and you will get inspiring ideas to make your teaching curious and interesting.
Question: Dear Master, I see myself as a quick-tempered person who wants everything to go my way. So if my children or students do not satisfy me, I will get angry and scold them. Moreover, I can only control my emotions when going out and meeting people but not at home. That’s why I always say harsh words and yell at my loved ones.
Master Ojas answered: Being tempered may come from your childhood habits and conditions. It’s your time to work on yourself. When you yell at a loved one it will create distraction energy if you don’t know how to drive it into harmony. So practice meditation and improve mindfulness, practice accepting the temporary happenings. Nothing will be perfect immediately, it takes time and patience to craft anything. Mindfulness, patience, and conscious speaking are essential to make communication and moments better.
Question: Dear Master, what life value do you choose and how do you live with these values? Can you please share? I admire you so much!
Master Ojas answered: Dear friend, my life value is giving trust to the world. After my ultimate awakening, I realize the power of trust. Another side of love is trust. Without trust, there is no love. I trust my flow, I trust moments, I trust life, and I trust in wisdom and conscious living. I implement giving trust to the world through my meditation practice and artistic expressions. Self-awareness and awareness of subtle things in life helped to become a person of trust. Live life to the fullest! Blessings!
Question: When I do something wrong with students, how can I say sorry without feeling embarrassed?
Master Ojas answered: Dear friend, the art of saying sorry is a way to higher communication. A teacher must know how to say sorry to the child when she/he finds them wrong. That’s the right reminder to children to understand that doing wrong or making mistakes is natural. They will learn to accept and respect other mistakes otherwise, children often bully each other. Not only children are learners, but teachers also have a lot to learn in life. We all are learners until we have our last breath on this earth. You just remember you are also a learner so you can say sorry easily.
Question: What is the essence of being an awakened teacher?
Master Ojas answered: The essence of awakening is to go beyond dogma and biases, expressing our life force or authentic self beyond any judgment. An awakened soul never depends on anything emotionally, mentally, or spiritually and at the same time never ignores any possibility to explore the essence of the truth of life and wisdom.
Question: Dear Master, how can children be eager to learn and limit electronic devices while they are surrounded by other children, friends and neighbors using phones and ipads?
Master Ojas answered: It’s okay for children to be on the phone, they shouldn’t be controlled too much. just create an environment. As I mentioned in the sharing, let the children connect with nature and animals. Inspire them about compassion for nature and animals. do outdoor games and sports, when they find their spirit with nature and outdoor games, they will not use many electrical gadgets. about children’s interest in studies, it depends on the teacher how interestingly they can teach when the teacher knows the interesting ways children will definitely learn to learn.
Question: Dear Master, how can a teacher teach in the flow? What’s that flow?
Master Ojas answered: Dear friend, when a teacher completely emerges with what they teach wel, itl becomes a flow. When we have 100% involvement, the flow will open. When we can trust our spontaneity and initiation, flow will open. Let your teaching become playful and fully engaging. When you can give compliments and appreciation during your teaching it will become engaging.
Question: Dear Master, please guide me:
1. At school, when a teacher doesn’t follow the lesson plan and teaching structure, they will be judged badly. To become a good teacher, they have to take exams. To attend exams, the school has to build lesson plans, and methods and the teachers must memorize to perform. Therefore, how can the teacher be conscious in this situation?
2. When the school imposes goals for teachers (such as passing exams…), how can we overcome the pressure from this force?
3. When entering a class with many successful students, each of them has a unique personality. If we spend time observing each one and solving each situation, there will be no time to lecture. How can we still follow the lesson plan?
Master Ojas answered:
Dear friend, Good questions.
Any teacher or person needs to know how to trust themselves, judgments are natural, we need to let them go, no need to become a good teacher or be a unique teacher. When we improve our mindfulness and self-awareness, we can work under any work pressure with ease. Keep practicing meditation as it will help you to handle complicated situations. The problem is not a situation or system, it’s up to our mind how we process it. If the school has exam and grade pressure we need to understand that the management invests lots of energy and money into the infrastructure of the school. Keep doing your best with an optimistic mind. When there are many children in the class, still you can focus on every child because you have a whole year to observe each child. every few weeks can focus on each child. On a weekly basis, you may focus on those who need special attention. Where there is a will there’s the way.
Question: The children are learning online too much and parents have found many ways to control computers but the children still easily fall into the temptation. How to make the children just focus on studying on electric equipment?
Master Ojas answered: Dear friend, children and teens easily fall into temptations, that’s fine. It is normal for children to spend time on the computer and also play games or other things. Here the main thing is parents or teachers must have interaction with children and need to reflect about the right choice of life and consequences about anything extreme. When children are able to understand anything practically, they will start to put themselves in discipline, all that we need to do is inspire them about self-discipline rather than control them.
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