You know about the term “teacher”, and you’ve also probably heard about “love guru,” but now who in the world is a love teacher? I know you must be trying to connect the dots, so I’ll give a clue; don’t tax your brain, as it’s all related to your heart!
Still wondering what the term “love teacher” really means? Or perhaps you’re thinking if I have I turned this blog into a romance blog or that I am just trying to seek traffic with a tempting and intriguing title?
I won’t deny about the latter being true! But honestly speaking, I wanted to write something about one crucial difference that makes families and individuals stand apart, and that is the love in their lives.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, I’m not referring to the romantic love or the love between two lovers, as I’ve already written a few posts on that topic.
I meant family love, and the love that we all feel for one another.
“Love is a better teacher than duty.” ~ Albert Einstein
Who is a Love Teacher
A love teacher is a person who teaches love; not necessarily in a class, but in life in general. He or she might not be literally a teacher of love, but essentially inspires others to adopt love in life.
A love teacher spreads love to everybody, just everywhere, through his or her everyday words, actions, work, and life.
Love teachers, who teach us love, are no strangers, but someone like you and me. Can you spot such a love teacher around you?
Is there a love teacher within you? If you really want to know, then you need to go deep and look within your heart and feel what you’ve there. If you’ve love in your heart, then you have a love teacher in you.
Everybody wants to love and be loved. Everybody can feel love, but can they teach love?
Yes. If you know how to love, you can teach love. If you’ve lived with love, you can surely tell others to love life. If you use love in your work, you can teach other to work with love.
Everyone who loves you, in no matter what form, is teaching you about love. Think who inspires you most to appreciate love and makes you feel good.
That’s right. It’s your family!
It’s your parents, spouse, brothers, sisters, grandparents, and all your family members. They all love you, and teach you how to love.
They all are your love teachers, especially your parents, who plant the seed of love in your heart right from the day you are born.
“Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
Why is Love Important
Why is love so important to us? Where or when did we learn about love? Who teaches us love?
Most of us are born out of love, and with a love-filled heart. Then people, things, and events teach us love, whether at home, at work, or at any place in-between.
Love has given us life, and love is life for us. That is why love is more important than any other materialistic things.
I’ve talked about love in my earlier post, but here’s what I’ll briefly say about it.
- Love is a strong positive emotion; it helps to motivate us.
- Love is a great power; it helps us face difficulties and fight them.
- Love is tolerance and commitment; it helps us to be steadfast and work hard.
- Love is compassion; it makes us kind and good.
- Love is attraction; it helps us to create and keep up relationships.
- Love is unconditional; it teaches us equality.
- Love is the bond that makes us feel secure, wanted, and important.
- Love is caring and sharing; it’s more about giving, than receiving.
- Love is healing; it helps us treat and cure our emotional wounds.
- Love is integrity; it helps us to appreciate the goodness in each other.
And you can go on and on, and add more to the list of love.
“To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary, is love.” ~ Anonymous
Why Love is the Best Teacher
Let’s get back to where we were – talk about love teacher and try to understand what love can teach us.
Besides radiating its own qualities among its receivers, love teaches us to be humble, and to be human.
Love teaches us to be together through thick and thin, and bring about peace and harmony. Love teaches us gratitude and patience. Love teaches us loyalty and acceptance.
There’s more that love teaches us, and if you wish to know, you can see in the video clip below.
What Love Teaches Us ~ BHFEO ~ You Tube Video
Nothing else teaches us so many things that help us develop into a whole and complete person, and gives us peace and all the joy in the world.
That is why love is the best teacher you have in your life.
Here are some qualities that make a difference between a normal teacher and a love teacher, applicable to all of us.
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” ~ Brad Henry
10 Qualities of a Love Teacher
- A teacher of love always respects the person.
- The love instructor is kind and understanding.
- The love teacher ignores the shortcomings of a person, and views the person as a whole.
- The educator imparts affection, even if the person doesn’t understand or appreciates that.
- A teacher of love is always compassionate and uses empathy and sympathy.
- A love instructor is patient, mature, and sensible.
- The person who teaches love has a vision of universal oneness despite all differences.
- Such a person is the one who spreads love and is on a mission of betterment, and helps people evolve.
- A loving teacher is the best friend, philosopher, and guide any of us can have.
- The love teacher is passionate, insightful, flexible, and supportive.
Such qualities even exist in our parents – don’t they? This is because they are our best love teachers too. Can you think of more? Share them with all of us.
“Teachers must be examples of LOVE and TRUTH.” ~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba
How to Be a Love Teacher
As we realize and understand that we’re natural love teachers and that love is the best teacher, we are faced with the question, “how can we unlock our potential to teach love?”
As everybody has the potential and the ability to be a love teacher, it is difficult to talk about everyone here in a limited space and time.
However, I’ll take up just two important role players of society; the parents and the teachers.
How to Be a Love Teacher as a Parent
Parents are the first teachers of their children.
It is essential for parents to teach love to them. Children are the carriers of this flame of love, which they’ll pass on to the generations ahead.
It is the duty and responsibility of parents to make sure that their children are full of love and learn to love.
Parents need to make them understand the real meaning of love and help them evolve into true human beings.
Parents can use the following tips to be love teachers:
- Express love often by words or actions.
- Find new ways to tell your children how much you love them.
- Speak to them affectionately throughout the day.
- Talk to them about what they love, and appreciate their views and thoughts.
- Give them occasional surprise gifts.
- Don’t forget to give them the gift of your time, which they value most.
- Share your feelings and ask their opinions, and make them feel valued.
- Respect them for who and what they are, and appreciate their best qualities, even if they aren’t any worth mentioning.
- Show them what love is about by being role models.
- Help others by doing social and charity work together.
- Care for your children, listen to them, and console them.
- Convey that you believe and trust your children, and make them feel free.
- Make sacrifices for your children, and show them that they are important to you.
Are you a parent? If so, then I’m sure you can think of more tips of how to make your children grow with love, and create a loving atmosphere in the family. I would love to know your thoughts.
Remember, children who live and grow with love and positive emotions develop faster, better, and are more successful and happy in their lives. In turn, they help create better societies.
How to Be a Love Teacher as a Teacher
Teachers are the second most influential people in the lives of your children.
Teachers needn’t only be at school, as even role models like celebrities, sports persons, historical figures, friends, and even certain events can act as teachers.
However, speaking only about school teachers – they can use the following tips to be teachers of love:
- Give personal attention to and call the students by their names.
- Show your concern about their well-being and health.
- Appreciate them in the class, and praise their abilities or capabilities.
- Use the loving words to make them feel good and special.
- Offer to help them when in need, even when not asked.
- Let them know that they can seek your guidance for their personal life problems.
- Speak in a caring and loving voice.
- Smile often to make them feel important and loved.
- Share your personal stories while teaching that creates a personal bond with students, as they are able to relate to things better.
Are you a teacher? Add more tips on how teachers can be more compassionate, kind, and loving to take the best out of their students, by creating a close and loving rapport.
Remember, a teacher student relationship is sacred and teachers have a lasting impression on the minds of their students.
Loving and good teachers polish the raw gems or students and create wonderful humans out of them.
“What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
Parenting and teaching are both thankless jobs. They are the labor of love of parents and teachers. We should do our best, expect the best, but shouldn’t expect anything in return for ourselves.
When we teach children with love, either at home or school, we ease and fasten their learning process. We’re also able to remove obstacles and break the blockages in the path of their learning.
Love is a very powerful channel of energy that has far-reaching benefits than we can imagine.
Parents and teachers are a few examples of those who can teach love.
Broader aspect includes people in businesses, offices, markets, hospitals, and all other places, who can teach love by involving the element of love in their words, actions, behaviors, and dealings.
“When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impact upon the world, then will you have accomplished the meaning to live.” ~ Sasha Azevedo
Call for Action
Let’s take a pledge to make this world a better place.
Let’s sow the seeds of love and be love teachers, and spread love in all aspects of our life. Teach love and create an envelope of love around us that will guard us against all bad and evil.
Love is wonderful. Love does miracles. Be its ambassador, be a love teacher.
“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.” ~ Mother Theresa
Over to you –
Do you like the concept of being a love teacher? Do you believe love is the best teacher? How do you incorporate love in your life and work? Share your instances and experiences of teaching love to your children, students, or others in the comment below.
Posted on: August 31st, 2012
Last Updated on: February 2nd, 2015