Chapter 29: Life Can Be a Song, a Dance
Then continue, because if you like it, it is very creative, and if you really like it you can find ways of being more and more creative in it.
To be a teacher is one of the most creative things in the world, if you have a call for it, an inner quality, mm? It is an art, and teachers, like poets, are born. In a hundred teachers there are rarely one or two real teachers.
As I feel it, you have an inborn quality, so I will not suggest that you drop out of it. This is your vocation, so drop all other alternatives because they are disturbing. Go deep into it, and really become a teacher.
Later I will call you, and you will become a teacher for me. Soon I will need teachers to travel all around the world for me, because I am not going outside this porch.
But be creative, and don’t regard it as a profession. Let it become a calling, an inspiration. Don’t do it just as a job; love it. There is nothing like it. A painter works with colors and canvas, a sculptor with marble and stone, but a teacher works with human consciousness, and that is the greatest thing there is.
So go on working. I am not going to make you a typist! I will make you a teacher soon, but you have to get ready. So go back, continue teaching in the university, and start spreading my message.
I’m going to be a mother. And I want it.
Do you understand what it means? If you want it, it is okay. But one should be more conscious about it. To be a mother means a great revolution, and a radical change.
To be a woman is one thing, and to be a mother is totally another. You are entering into a commitment with somebody you don’t know, and you will have to plan your life accordingly. Then your freedom is gone(so just think about it.
If you take the responsibility of the whole perspective clearly, you will not be able to be as free as you have been. The responsibility of the child will be on you - and not as a duty. If it is a duty, it will become a burden, and then one starts to take revenge on the child.
Right now you don’t know, so everything is good, but when the child comes there are responsibilities. Your freedom is cut completely. You have to think about the child first, and then yourself. The child becomes more important than you who will be secondary. Now you can go on changing lovers and doing whatsoever you like, but once the child is there, things will become different. So think about it because it is a great decision.