Surviving the school years

This week’s reading brings to mind the difficulties I experienced and that a lot of kids who “learn differently” have with the rote-leaning emphasized in school and called for in the process of learning how to fit in.  Perhaps creativity is enjoyed by others when it lights up the dark places of experience and provides surprising extensions of the ordinary and familiar, but it’s affirming to read this week’s assigned pages and hear their confirmation that it is natural for the mind to have impulses that don’t fit in with the established and accepted. Indeed, such impulses can lead us into the still pastures of a more living and noursishing world. –Michael

About Michael Gray

I first started studying TSK in the mid 1980's and have since attended a number of retreats and workshops at the Nyingma Institute, in both TSK and Buddhist themes. I participated in the life-changing Human Development Training Program in 1991, and upon returning to Albuquerque co-founded an organization, Friends in Time (with a friend who has Lou Gehrig's Disease), which continues to serve people with similiar disabilities. I contributed an essay to "A New Way of Being"--the last one in the book--in which I describe how learning to honor who I have been has broadened and deepened my openness to present experience. I live in New Mexico with my wife and two sons.
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