Teaching the Heart

Helplessness,Darkness, light, Primal Therapy, Arthur Janov, France Janov, Bruce Wilson, Peter G. Prontzos

It’s time to believe again, in and America for everyone. Bernie Sanders IS the power of myth the call of the ages. Answering back to darkness requires we relive its helplessness and find empowerment. Destiny sings to us it is the light that lights other lights.
Voting is essential to being truly and deeply authentic in our caring for society and our children.
Vote, help conquer the darkness…
David “Mitch” Sotelo
Don’t let greed turn you into a slave….

What is it about teaching that inspires that ignites the teacher in the student and moves their heart passionately? What is it about teaching on the subject of self reflection that connects us to our needs and to our virtues? The power of myth is it’s connection to human need and virtue. My teachers who taught me about myself and about human need and virtue are my gurus. The Honorable Venerable Dr. Thich Thien An, Arthur Janov’s books, Dr. Jason Ellis (physicist), the writings of Bruce Wilson (medical science writer), and the writings of Peter G. Prontzos (political science writer), professor of political science Sam Hamlet of U.T.A. and my dear children Jason Alexander Harold Houghstow, and Amber Brooksie Joni Houghstow.

In Honor of all My Teachers Who Taught Me About My Heart

Attempting to teach my self reflective form of yoga I encounter lots of reactions. Sadly, when you begin to break through to their “feeling soul” they may begin to give you exaggerated praise and sometimes it verges on worship. “Transference” some call this. Regardless, it begins a chance to get them on their feet as independent and free, if you shunt away the “praise”. There are no “gurus” (meaning teachers by the way) who aren’t also students, and no students who aren’t “gurus”.

Below is an example of such a case, which to a good teacher means:

“Wow I’ve got a lot of work to do here.”

One day the student becomes aware that they are also teaching the “teacher”. Putting a teacher on a pedestal is also a convenient way to be able to knock them off of it and negate any teaching that isn’t palatable.

A teacher who doesn’t understand and harness the power of myth is not able to ignite the power of transformation in a student’s heart: the “spiritual” teacher within the student. When you get the mythology in life and cultures you find a way to the heart… This is the root of all “spiritual teaching” that is effective.

What is spiritual? It is the connection of the heart to virtues, virtues which are natural and come from the perspectives we use to meet human need: Creative, to empower the virtue of Art, Objective, to empower Truth, Empathetic, which is the heart of Goodness.

Below is an example of a chat in which I was put on a pedestal much to my disliking. Such “moments” mean to a good teacher:

“Wow I’ve got a lot of work to do here.”

paltalk pal: ha ha – it SHOULDN’T be good though – i’d be doing something far more constructive,, were i a better person
me: That takes work and it isn’t always pleasant so you are a hero for even thinking about it.
paltalk pal: O i Admire Your Light of Optimism
paltlak pal: You Are Beautiful
paltalk pal: those seemingly irking pm’s You would send, were merely Beams of Your Light peeking through the cracks of my private tendencies
paltalk pal: and now it’s broken open, and i have Complete Acceptance in You
Me: That’s ok sometimes I irk myself and I can’t get away from me.

I started out putting a lot of my teachers on pedestals, and to them I give my sincerest apologies and my appreciation for their patience.

Life is a dance where we can expect that we will step on toes and have ours stepped on as well, the trick is to see the dance in all the stepping, and laugh with delight.

David “Mitch” Sotelo

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About David Sotelo

i am a free thinking progressively minded writer. I have always questioned everything and never been regretful that I did. I believe in science over religion, and the felt music of life over all and in all. I practice techniques in a process I call optimistic integration, and I am a great admirer of Arthur Janov and his work. I was born on the 26th of May in 1953 and have two children I dearly love.