Ernest J Gaines, author of A Lesson Before Dying,┬ásaid, “A teacher can only help so much in preparing you for life…They can only open the door, and then you must walk that old road alone.”

It doesn’t matter if that teacher is a professor, a painting, a homeless person, the Dalai Lama, a book, an ancestor. At some point I have to take the action that changes my life.