"That which we are, we shall teach, not voluntarily, but involuntarily. Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go out of our minds through avenues which we never voluntarily opened. Character teaches over our head." [Ralph Waldo Emerson]
Power of example is by far our greatest teacher. Emerson reminds us that we are being constantly crafted by thoughts that enter and leave us through "avenues" that lie outside our control or consciousness. By aligning our inner spirit to our physical actions, we attune ourselves to a higher purpose, a more transcendent teaching.