If you want to move from wondering “why” to knowing “how”, become aware.
Awareness is the third step along the Arc of Transcendence. Awareness follows choice, the specific decisions we make, and presence, our state of being that we bring to each moment. Choice and presence are not enough, though. You can choose poorly and you can show up in ways that are not beneficial to anyone, including yourself.
Awareness asks us to move a step further along the Arc of Transcendence, by assessing how our choices and presence create our actions in the world.
What do you use to determine your actions in the classroom? Your feelings? Your goals? Pleasing the teacher? Pleasing others? How does your answer make you feel?