College of Teachers on Fear & Courage

The College of Teachers would like to acknowledge the challenge of rapid changes in our lives with important news and frequent announcements that alter and shift our established rhythms. With the recent announcement of all the schools in BC from Kindergarten to Grade 12 being suspended indefinitely we can feel an immediate impact of uncertainty. This is the time when we can remind each other about the importance of looking at life from a larger perspective. Alongside following all the recommendations from the government and health officials let’s bring up and practice the feeling of gratitude and trust in the fundamental goodness of life on earth. The children will be thankful for this gift we can offer to them in this tumultuous time. Fear can be a destructive force for us; let’s transform it into courage.

Please join us in working with the verse from Rudolf Steiner:

We must eradicate from the soul all fear and terror of what comes towards us, out of the future.
We must acquire serenity in all feelings and sensations about the future.
We must look forward with absolute equanimity to everything that may come. And we must think only that whatever comes is given to us by a world-directive full of wisdom.
It is part of what we must learn in this age, namely, to live out of pure trust, without any security in existence – trust in the ever-present help of the spiritual world.
Truly, nothing else will do if our courage is not to fail us.

Here is one of the resources offered on the AWSNA website as a support for parents in navigating communications with children at this time:
“Troubling Times: Anxiety Rising, Schools Closing, and Way More Time at Home With The Kids.”

With gratitude for our strong community,
on behalf of the College of Teachers