Hello my fellow “ordinary, everyday, unassuming guru” seekers.
Any new guru sightings?
More folks are beginning to open up and share.
I hope you intend to.
Here’s a great guru story worthy of our attention.
When I was in the marines, my captain used to tell me that I was always walking around with a chip on my shoulder. He’d tell me that because I thought life was tough and I was always acting tough and starting trouble to stay ahead of life. He’d then remind me that life is never tougher than we are, and I didn’t have to pick a fight with everyone who came along to prove that.
Well, quite frankly that was twenty years ago and I didn’t know what the hell he was talking about. Captain O’Brian only became my guru a year ago when it became apparent to me that what he was trying to tell me was true. I’ve gone through two divorces and lost four jobs because of the chip I have had on my shoulder.
When I lost my last job my boss told me that I set myself up for trouble and then became a nervous wreck because of my own setup, and he just couldn’t take it anymore. Driving home from the last day at that job, I realized that I was hearing what my captain had told me twenty years ago, and only now did it begin to make sense.
That was a year ago. I’ve gone to anger management classes since then and have begun meditating. That’s something I never thought I’d do. I have a new job and I love it, and I have found a new love of my life and we never fight.
How’s that for having an unassuming guru enter my life and it only took me twenty years to figure it out. Thanks for helping me understand this, guru stuff, Rob
I love your unassuming guru story. By the way, it’s not unusual to have a decade or two fly by before a guru lesson sinks in. Sometimes it never sneaks in! Wow, we can be stubborn learners, can’t we, Gary. You’re lucky – you had a backup guru – your last boss – remind you of what your guru captain had tried to teach you. Isn’t life sweet!
There are no fire-breathing dragons out there in the world unless we place them out there. And when we place them out there we walk through the forest of life with our sword always drawn. That’s no way to live, is it, Gary. No one knows of what I speak better than you.
This is a great contribution to our “guru seeking community” Gary.
Thank you, Rob
Hey folks, “What’s Gary’s story have to do with you?”
“Nothing,” you say.
I am sure there is an insight or two for you.
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Blessings and Love, Rob
PS – You know when you’ve been battling with life for nothing. After expending incredible energy, you end up with an intense sense of futility. Let that be a signal: it’s time to see things differently.