As we continue with our search for ordinary, everyday, unassuming gurus that give us wonderful insights and golden truths that help us better our lives – this email came to me yesterday.
I have an everyday guru story that I would like to tell. I hope you will post it on your site. It is about a Cardinal that religiously chirped in my back yard every morning last spring. It seemed to me that he is trying to attract a mate, and I was right. More than one female cardinal came into the yard to meet him, but they all seemed to reject him. I felt sorry for him. I even began to feel sad because I thought maybe he’d never find his soul mate.
What I noticed most was that he would get bolder with his chirping and preen himself constantly to look cleaner. He didn’t seem to let the several female Cardinals that rejected him bother him. Finally a really pretty female cardinal flew onto the tree where he was perched and they began a relationship. They built a nest and ended up with two eggs that hatched into chirping babies.
I learned from that Cardinal that I had to being willing to risk more rejection if I really want to become the piano player that I dream of being. I am so shy that I rarely play in front of anyone even though I practice for a couple of hours every day. I have to be willing to make mistakes and not care if others make fun or laugh at me.
I am twenty years old and I learned a lot from that Cardinal. I never thought a bird would teach me anything until I began looking at everything like maybe it’s a guru trying to teach me something.
Thank you for posting this if you do, Mary J.
Wow, I love your message, Mary. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. That is a perfect example of an everyday guru passing your way and teaching you a great lesson. Might I add two tips to help you deal with any rejection you may experience when you go public with your piano-playing vision?
Tip #1: Achievers see rejection as a sign that they are pushing outside of their comfort zone and moving toward something greater.
Tip #2: Achievers do not let rejection determine who they are, nor do they let rejection decide for them how they are doing. They know they are winners, and they know they are on their way to winning. They learn from the rejection and use the lesson to propel themselves forward with their mission.
I believe that Cardinal was a demonstration of those two tips, Mary. I suspect you will be, too.
Blessings and Love to all of you,
Ps – “Today, as in all centuries past, we tread a luminous path into our bright dreams of tomorrow, singing our songs of glory without feel any sorrow.” – Rob White. That is what we do when we learn to respect ourselves for the rich and majestic children of Infinite Intelligence that we are. Is that not what the Cardinal was revealing? Again, I thank you Mary for your wonderful contribution.