Teaching macrobiotics from the heart includes being authentic and acting with integrity. Young people are the future, and have the enthusiasm power and ability to spread Macrobiotics. We need to be aware of how we teach as much as the content of what we teach. We can be guided by the Macrobiotic principles of honesty, self reflection, beginner’s mind, thinking for ourselves, responsibility and being humble. Consider involving students in the discussions and if appropriate part of the teaching. People learn differently and apply a range of techniques in teaching. Young people often do not want to be told what to do, but inspired to take action in their own way.
Article written as part of the conclusion to the 2014 IMC.