Hi folks; I’m glad you dropped by today to see what might be stirring with the “ordinary, everyday, unassuming guru” community. You’re a part of this community, aren’t you? If you’re not, then I hope you’ll sign onto the email list – you never know which guru story will strike you as the perfect lesson for you to grab onto. I am sharing a guru story emailed to me by Karen.
I am going to take you up on your offer to share an ordinary guru story that happened to me. My mailman told me that I was responsible for taking in the packages that he delivers to the front door. He said he couldn’t guarantee that someone wouldn’t walk buy and steal it if the mail or a package sat there too long. I was angry. The next day when I happened to see him again, he told me that he was paid to deliver the mail, not to guard the mail after it was delivered, and he felt insulted that I would hold him responsible for the missing package. That taught me a great lesson. He was my unassuming guru because I realized how I do that to my husband and my friends also.
When something goes wrong, I think they should be responsible even if logically it doesn’t make sense. I apologized to the mailman, and I also apologized to my husband because I was mad at him for the flat tire I got while taking the car through the carwash. I could now see how foolish that was to blame my husband, and I certainly wouldn’t have been happy if the roles were reversed. My mailman was my guru.
Sincerely, Karen S.
YESSIREE, Karen … that is a great example of an ordinary guru passing your way and leaving you an insight that is worth holding onto. I want to thank you for sharing with our “guru community” and I would like to point out that what you did was what we all do when we are feeling frustrated with a situation – look for someone else to blame.
Blessings and Love to you, Rob
PS Here’s another great lesson to glean from your “ordinary guru” story: When we gather right knowledge in human nature it helps us to better relate to everyone around us. That’s because we become more forgiving.
PPS One thing everyday gurus help us to do is to see things more clearly – are you folks beginning to see that?