When the Student is Ready, the Teacher will Appear….
So said Lao Tzu, the father of Taoism, 2,600 years ago.
I think that happens to most of us, but not just with teachers. There’re also healers, fixers, donors, networkers, new friends, and a wide range of other people… even wannabe pets… who cross our path at the moment we need them.
Some of those encounters solve a short-term dilemma, others can be life-changing. In either case, I suspect they’re often choreographed by finer spirit.
Lots of people have crossed paths with me over the years when they (or when I) had a skill that could be useful.
Most recently, when I mentioned in a recent article a new kind of website for ITC groups, a couple of fellows contacted me at opportune moments.
- Michael van Heerden of New Zealand read the article, exchanged some ideas in the comments section, launched that website on a great web-development platform called “weebly,” and got it moving in the right direction. Then I went in and polished it up the way I envisioned it.
That was the public portion of the website. Then came the start of the hard work: creating the private portion of the website.
As I was on the computer writing the first article for the private site, I got an email from another fellow:
- John Hall, a computer guy from here in the States, expressed an interest in the private ITC group website and offered some helpful tips on how to go about it. I incorporated those ideas into the article I was writing, launched another weebly website to represent the private portion of the ITC group website, and posted the first article this week.
If you’re interested, you can observe the private website as it develops. Here’s a link to the homepage, which is the personal workspace for each member of an ITC group: