The emails are beginning to pour in. So many of you are sending everyday, unassuming guru stories my way to share with our “guru search” community.
What a gift! Thank you Thank you
Within us all, there is a guru. Is there not? Are we not all children of Infinite Intelligence? Are we not all a living pulse of the unseen, here to incubate our unique genius and share it with the world? What if that is so for you? What new would you right now do? What guru might drop by to assist you?
My guru story is pretty short. The guru is my German Shepard, Max. It took me a long time to understand the lesson he was trying to teach me. Every morning he would bark at me to take him out for his run. I’ve lost 30 lbs since I finally began paying attention to him. I would take him out and stand there. Then I began jogging alongside of him for twenty yards or so because he’d keep coming back, trying to prod me to play with him. Then I began jogging thirty yards or so alongside him. Now I jog two miles every day with Max before I go to work. Max taught me to take care of myself and exercise physically. Others told me I was overweight and should go to the gym. Max taught me to make a habit of running every morning before work. I love it now.
Thank you for posting this if you do, Peter S.
I love your guru story, Peter. I love Max for being patient with you while teaching you the value of jogging. Was he not barking at you, “Stop Standing Still?” I love your flexibility and your willingness to stretch your run a little more each day until you have it up to two miles now.
You’ve heard the story of the eagle hatched by a barnyard hen and cooped up in the chicken coop pecking for worms, haven’t you? One day a healthy eagle flew by, swooped down and told the worm pecking eagle that she could fly HIGH, HIGH, HIGH. Well it seems, Peter, that Max did not intend to allow you to be cooped up in the house before work, eating donuts and whining about the weather. Max swooped into your life and told you that you are a runner, and it’s your time now to put on those running shoes and prove it to yourself.
Thank you again, Peter. Thank you, Max.
A Stradivarius Violin chokes with its own melody in it until someone learns to play that violin properly. If you feel envy at all, Peter – be envious of yourself for having such a great friend and faithful guru as Max. He sees you as a beautiful violin with a melody waiting to voice itself through you. Max senses that he needs to get you out in the fresh air and running so that you may allow your unique melody to express through you. Stay healthy and happy – that’s the first clue.
Blessings and Love, Rob
PS – Between the great achievers and those who achieve very little at all are the millions who desire to achieve more, but know not what to do. Begin by looking around you for an ordinary guru or two. They will come and they will guide you.
PPS – Will you share an ordinary guru story with us? Please email it. Have you a comment for Peter’s guru story. Please leave it.