Everyone Is Our Precious Spiritual Teacher
A teacher is someone who shows us the way,
but we travel alone.
Our adopted spiritual teacher tells us nice things but,
in truth, those around who annoy us
are our precious teachers.
They show us our reactions, tendencies and understanding
… or lack thereof.
Annoying people are our fastest way to heaven.
Purgatory purifies us.
When we know we are in hell,
the only way is up.