Myself: No, I am sorry.
Teacher: It seems that you actually don't understand my advice.
Myself: I understood..believe me, I can understand all your advice.
Teacher: Okay...you understood then. But you didn't accept it, do you?
Myself: What do you mean?
Teacher: Listen to me carefully.
You use your ears to listen. You use your brain to understand.
But, in order to accept, you have to use your heart.
Teacher: You heard and you understood, but deep inside, your heart refuse to accept.
Teacher: Remember we talked about 'learning'?
Myself: Yes...learning means change. If there's no change, it means learning has not occurred.
Teacher: When you heart refuse to accept, then, no change will happen. You know why the heart refused?
Teacher: Arrogance. Pride. Ego...it's a vicious cycle you know...
Myself: Vicious cycle...?
Teacher: Yes...following my advice will lead to crushing your arrogance.
But your arrogance stops the heart from accepting the advice.
Myself: But, what's the point of following your advice when I am not sincere?...
Teacher: Just do it.... Force your self! .....
Sincerity has to be developed through practice.
You are just making excuses, because you are so full of yourself.
Teacher: I am sorry for being so blunt..I hope you are not offended.
Myself: No, not at all...you can say anything... your words never offended me..
Myself: Because you are right.
Hearing is not necessarily understanding.
Understanding is not necessarily accepting.
Because, hearing is a function of the ear, understanding is a function of the brain. But, acceptance is a function of the heart.