For a long time I confused my natural ability to teach for the concept that I wanted to identify as a spiritual teacher.
This was a dead end because it is never “me” who had this ability. If I take credit for everything that coming out of my mouth, I am deluding myself from a craving to be special and in some kind of hierarchy. If I feel the need to defend what I say and to back things up with ordinary logic, this is self-sabotage.
Truth is much simpler than all this.
Teachings and Knowledge are infused into our souls and passed on in different shades and textures through different contextual filters, etc.
is a fast way to becoming untrustworthy.