Hello fellow “ordinary guru seeking” tribe members
Sometimes we feel a pull within us that can cause us confusion. Thank you Norman, for sharing (see below)
I feel as though my family is trying to make me conform to specific rules and regulations that kicks the stuffing out of my creativity. Am I being too cynical or too pessimistic? I have a full scholarship to a prominent school of music because of my piano playing skills, but everyone is insisting I become a doctor, like dad, and my two uncles. I don’t want to disappoint them, but I don’t want to go into medicine. I tell them that, but they just get angry with me.
Just wondering what you’d say to me if I ran into you, and you became an unassuming guru for me.
Thank you, Norman
Have you heard the story of the wild horse who lived joyfully and played freely in the hills and in the valley. And then, along came a man who captured the horse and took him back to his ranch to train him. With carrot and stick he trained the horse to become a dancer and prancer. Then he took the horse on tour, from city to city, and made him perform.
This beautiful wild stallion became a mechanical dancing horse – tired, depressed and sickly. Soon the horse died, and the man returned to his ranch, wondering what went wrong.
I don’t know, Norman. You tell me. Is that what is happening to you, or not? Any human being who is stripped of his playful spontaneity will eventually become sick and die on the inside. Take care of yourself, Norman.
A lot of people think they have a lot of problems. They don’t They have one problem. They have given up their freedom to be themselves to get approval from others. When you are being yourself, almost all your other problems dissolve in the process of spontaneous living, itself. Somehow, answers just seem to come.
Blessings & Love, Rob
PS Lack of genuine spontaneity is lack of aliveness. Have none of that lack! be yourself!!