Hi fellow “ordinary, everyday, unassuming guru seekers.” I love what’s happening here at this shared blog site. There’s a great energy growing. Can you feel it? Stick with it. Your life will show it.
I received this email inquiry a couple of weeks ago, and it felt right, today, to respond to it.
Maybe we’re starting something you weren’t expecting, but I was wondering if you’d be my unassuming guru and answer a question I have? I like your answers because they go deeper than the usual motivational answers that I find are missing something.
Here’s my question. I don’t take chances if I don’t have a full strategy to get from where I am to where I want to go. The problem is that I find that I end being stuck right where I am because I never trust I have enough information to guarantee that I will succeed. What am I missing here?
Any advice will help. Thank you, Morris B.
Well, well, well, Morris,
Can I ask you a question? Do you have a driver’s license? Do you drive in the dark? If you are traveling five miles at nighttime have you noticed that your headlights only light up the first 100 yards in front of you, and when you’ve traveled that 100 yards, it lights up the next 100 yards? And if you trust that the headlights will continue to light up the next and the next and the next 100 yards in front of you, before you know it you are at your five mile destination. Isn’t that right?
Now let’s look at life with the above lesson in mind. Morris finds a piece of a map that guarantees to get him to a hidden paradise village. The problem is that most of the map is missing. But, Morris trusts life. Morris also trusts himself to find answers when they are needed. Morris also trusts that he wouldn’t have found that one section of the map if he wasn’t meant to take the adventure and travel to that hidden paradise village.
And so, off Morris goes, taking the first part of the trip, which is the only part of the trip that’s on the torn map. When Morris finds himself at the end of what the map offers, he sees an elder gentleman walking along the road, and asks him if he knows of a hidden paradise village anywhere around there. The gentleman says that he knows you have to take a left at the next intersection and travel several miles, but that’s all he knows. Morris takes the gentleman’s advice, and after traveling several miles he comes upon a woman selling vegetables at a wayside stand. He stops and asks her if she knows anything about the whereabouts of this hidden village. This woman tells him that she knows it is located up on yonder hill somewhere but she’s not sure where.
Morris journeys up on yonder hill and begins looking about for the village paradise. He hears sweet music and laughter in the distance. His intuition tells him to follow the sound of the music and laughter, and sure enough – Morris finds himself at the hidden paradise village.
What’s the lesson here, Morris?
- take one step at a time
- remain aware for further instructions from ordinary gurus or from life itself
- keep going, and you will find what you’re looking for.
I hope this helped you, Morris. I hope it helps a few others of you who are looking for answers. Life is a grand adventure because life never gives you all of the answers up front. How boring would that be?
By the way folks, are you on my email list? I hope so. I will be sending out enlightening excerpts from my latest book to those who are; excerpts that I will not be sharing on this blog site.
Blessings and Love to all of you, Rob
PS – Indeed, for those who are committed to taking the adventurous journey (not the boring journey), through life, they must knock and wait at many blessed gates. The gates will open, and on the other side of the thresholds there will be light to guide them to their destination of delight.