Ive recently got a little into the Abe/Hicks teaching. I will be honest and say that the first feeling i had about her was that she was talking crap! However i started to listen to her a little more because i genuinely liked the woman and Abraham.
Ive recently left a comment concerning David Icke. Now ive listened a little to him too and although i really cant find the same resonance with what he teaches ( as i can with Esther) i still feel some kinship to the guy. I just find him very likeable. Mad...but very engaging and human.I would genuinely give him the time of day.
Ive also listened to some of the rants of a few self proclaimed prophets including Jack Van Impe,Pat Robertson and William Tapley. I must confess i find these three very self oppinionated and self righteous and wouldnt want to spend any time with them.
Do we listen to people we like more than those we dont? Did the people who rubbed shoulders with Jesus listen to him because he made total sense to them in the context of their belief system.....or did people just find him a bloody nice guy to be around? Was his personality greater than the sum of all he said?
You are teacher you must like.
The source of intelligence behind the teachers that you are impressed by, and are seeking to follow, is the same source that is teaching you from within you.
So you are the teacher that you must follow.
All the other teachers that you speak of are simply lessons from which you can choose to learn wholly, partially, or simply reject.
answered 31 Dec '10, 15:18
Nice question.I think without a doubt Graham that we will listen to people we like more than those who don't particularly resonate with us. I think if someone is coming from a genuine source and the intention behind their teaching is pure, they are pretty much going to be a likeable person. A good teacher will never force their material or come across as self opinionated because they know "When the student is ready the teacher will appear".
Sometimes when new ideas are presented to us and we're not ready to hear them yet, we often convince ourselves that we don't like the person, but often it's really the fact that we don't agree with and aren't ready to hear what they're saying. I know I'm making progress when I find myself changing my mind about a certain teacher or teaching.
So to answer your question ,I think we are more receptive to those we like. However, as we grow I think we become more willing to look at those who rub us the wrong way to see if there is in fact something we could learn about ourselves, albeit that they are merely self opinionated or self righteous and these are shadows within our own being that till now we have denied. Happy 2011!
answered 31 Dec '10, 14:55
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