Some infinitely wise beings have given us glimpses into the power of learning without words. It is written, that Jesus spent forty days alone in the desert and received messages from God. Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment while meditating alone under a tree. Mohammed lived in a cave, where it is written that he received messages from the Angel Gabriel. And the spiritual teacher Sadhguru said, “If you have the opportunity to sit with a spiritual person, this is not the time for questions. Just be with them, and an exchange will occur.”
If you’ve tried to help or teach someone who’s struggling, stubborn or in distress—only to watch them continue to select the same cycle of unhealthy choices, you may feel exasperated and ready to give up. Before throwing in the towel, you may choose to learn more about this alternative approach and save your own sanity while reducing stress for you and others. In today’s article, we will look at this powerful yet subtle way to share what we know—and lead by example.