For me, as a teacher, I have accepted a responsibility to guide my student on his or her journey of learning. As teacher I am also student, open to learning, open to new ideas, new feelings.
In our journey together, the student learns as much from my words as from my actions. Together we expand our individual worlds and our share universal existence.
In Japanese, the word for teacher is Sensei and is written in two characters. The second character, sei, means life. The first character, sen, means that which comes before. Thus a teacher is someone with prior life experience. Sensei shares learned capacity.
Here’s a brief discussion about Being Sensei: