What “When the Student Is Ready, the Teacher Will Appear” Really Means

Exploring the saying through the Beatles, personal experiences, and ancient sages

✨ Bridget Webber
Mystic Minds

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An elderly spiritual teacher sits and watches.
Photograph by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz, Pexels

The first time I heard the quote, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear” (attributed to several wise individuals, including Buddha and Lao Tzu), I got the wrong end of the stick. I thought it…

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✨ Bridget Webber
Mystic Minds

Freelance writer, avid tea-drinking meditator, and former therapist interested in spiritual growth, compassion, mindfulness, creativity, and psychology.