Who am I?

If I could give one word or metaphor that I think represents who I am at the core, it would be a fire starter. The greatest joy for me in any learning-teaching engagement is to see the moment when I or someone else “gets it,” or the moment when the transmission of information compels someone to ask “why?” and wonder how it all came to be. At that moment, the fire of inquiry is sparked, consciousness and awareness is raised and that person (regardless of what they do with that information thereafter) will never be the same again. They have been changed or touched forever in a process that cannot be reversed. Even if there is no overt or visible activity as a result of the encounter, or even if they keep it to themselves and hide it in the recesses of their mind, the fire of this new knowledge will smolder in the bosom of their consciousness and always affect them.

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