The student is ready is a collection of stories and poems that tell of experiences with teachers the author has encountered on his journey, as well as, unexpected places and times when lessons were very clearly taught. The book offers tales of events and teachers that seem to pop up everywhere. Sometimes the teachers are people, animals or energies in some other forms. The learning events often happen when least expected or in the most unusual places. Lessons range from the awe of holding a new born baby to coping with the loss of a loved one and from the class answer of a seven year old to the imparting of wisdom for the elderly. The Student is Ready highlights specific experiences in the author's life.
It is hoped that in reading about these, you will recognize in the characters similar teachers in your families, friends or acquaintances that you have met. In the events you will remember forgotten but common experiences you have had. All of these add enlightenment in our life. The goal of this book is to help us be mindful and open for the teacher to appear, cognisant of learning possibilities in happy and difficult times, and grateful that teachers are ready to come to us when we are ready to learn.
The book tells tales that may bring a laugh, a tear, a sense of the mystic, or a forgotten story from the past. If so the author has succeeded. Enjoy. Good luck in your discoveries.