No matter how far along you are, in this journey called life,
There will always come a time in which you must begin again.
You must become a student.
Then, forgetting your old way of doing things,
You may embrace the joyful practice of learning–
Or perceiving and testing with an open mind and heart.
There is much to learn, and you embrace it all, eagerly.
And yet, you also know that a fundamental cornerstone to any practice
Is not biting off more than you can chew.
And so, you temper yourself.
You break the pieces into chunks.
You savor each morsel.
Each golden nugget of wisdom is a delicacy,
And you are grateful for this process of learning (bit by bit).
Of the many tools at your disposal,
Curiosity is your most constant companion.
That, and a love of application and consistency.
You balance the old and the new,
Building on what you know, while always seeing with fresh eyes.
THAT is what makes you a master student.