I am a spiritual teacher.
People who come to me, however that happens to be, bring a container in which
they receive what is taught.
Some people bring a container that has a lid on it. Nothing gets in.
Some people bring a container that is contaminated. It has in it
beliefs and behaviors that make it virtually impossible for new
insights to be taken in. Jesus, in one of his parables, referred to
this as putting new wine in old wineskins.