Happy Monday my fellow “ordinary guru” seeking tribe members. Ordinary gurus offer ordinary tips that can give you extraordinary results. It’s all quite simple. Noah wants to go deeper. I say, let’s take baby steps – that’s going deeper. (see below)
Can you speak a little more on how our inner world gives us our outer world? That’s it. I love your mini-lectures. They get right down to it. But sometimes I wish you went a little deeper.
Thank you for all that you give of yourself to us, Rob ….. Noah Jones
Thank you for the “thank you.” I appreciate your appreciation – really!
Now down to business. Imagine you go to the beach with friends. It is a perfect, sunny day with a cool breeze. The tide is just right. The water is warm. Everyone is having a lot of fun. Except you. Why aren’t you having any fun? You just got fired from your job. You’re feeling glum. And so your experience of your outer world is awful, even though it’s beautiful. Someone asks you if you’re having a good time, and you say, “Not really.”
The following week you go to the same beach. The great news is that you found a new job on Wednesday. It’s an easy commute with better pay. Not only that – you love your new boss. But today at the beach, the temperature is a little too muggy, it’s cloudy, the tide is too high to play volleyball … and yet, you exclaim, “What a perfect day!”
What’s the difference? That’s easy to see with this example. When your inner world was strife-filled with worrisome thoughts your outer world sucked (no matter what was going on). When your inner world was filled with optimistic joy your outer world was perfect! As within so without.
Blessings to you, Noah … Rob
Don’t think anything we discuss here is complicated. It is really very simple. Stay with it. You’ll get it.
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
PS Start with whatever you have on your path to greater happiness. Keep journeying with us – what you have will grow. And it will show. You’ll see.