I am excited to share another “ordinary guru event” with you.
On “Good Friday” – the day after thanksgiving – while taking my meditation walk, I met a wonderfully spry lady (in her eighties) who was walking and singing opera. I complimented her on wonderful voice and thanked her for lifting the energy along the path that she was traveling.
Her name was Merriam. She introduced herself this way, “Hello good sir. I am Merriam. One of my freedoms is my right not to have to explain myself to others, not even to the most intimate of my friends. I thank you for the wonderful compliment. I love that you took a moment out of your time to notice how I lift the energy of the environment I’m in. I am very much aware of that, but few realize it, and I never explain it.”
Wow! Now that started my head spinning. This gal was very much on top of her game. It was clear to me that she wasn’t my usual everyday guru, and the lesson she’d offered me was incredible. Do you mean that I can grant myself the freedom to do what I feel like doing without having to explain myself to others? That got my creative juices flowing.
Edison insisted on inventing the light bulb. In spite of discouraging comments made by hundreds of colleagues and friends, he persisted without feeling he had to explain himself to anybody.
Ford insisted that he could invent the horseless buggy. Again, many family members, friends and colleagues laughed at him. He, too, persisted without feeling he had to explain himself to anybody.
The Wright brothers insisted they would invent a heavier-than-air flight machine. The world laughed at them. Yup, you got it. They also persisted without feeling they had to explain themselves to anyone.
And what about Bill Gates leaving Harvard to start his own computer business? I imagine he felt free not to have to explain to family member and friends that thought he was crazy.
So, now, what does that have to do with me? When I decided to go into the restaurant business, I had many, many friends and colleagues advise me to save my money and effort on such a foolish endeavor. You got it right – I persisted without feeling I had to explain myself to anyone. This epoch in my life turned out to be an outrageous success (in spite of the fact that I knew nothing about restaurants when I began – except how to eat in them).
Finally – what does this have to do with you? Might I ask you – “What do you dream of doing, but dare not do because you fear you’ll have to explain yourself to someone, especially if you fail?” Might I suggest – go for it, especially if the urge won’t quit. You cause your own problems when you think you have to explain what you’re doing. When you’re free not to explain, you’re free to make great gains.
Glory to the person who is free to be who he wants to be without thinking he has to explain himself to anyone. Sweet liberty! What say ye?
Blessings & love to you, Rob
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