Hey “ordinary guru” seeking tribe members … sometimes the homeless can be an unassuming guru for one who’s considered at the top of pack. Rod presents an opportunity to look at that (see below)
I attend seminars that are given by a famous motivational speaker that always speaks of ways to have peace of mind. And then I began volunteering to work for him and saw what he was like behind the curtains. He is no way a peaceful man. He gets angry easily. I don’t know what to think. If he’s not peaceful, then who is? And is he a fraud if he preaches being peaceful but doesn’t practice it?
Just wondering your thoughts on this. Thank you, Rod M.
Hi Rod M,
Have you ever heard of Augustine of Hippo? He was a Christian theologian, as well as a philosopher way back in the 4th century. He was famous for his speeches on peace of mind, and he would urge others to seek that peace at any cost.
One day, while walking down the street in a large city, he saw a homeless wanderer laughing and dancing joyfully without a care in the world. It stopped the famous Augustine dead in his tracks.
Augustine realized in that instant that he (Augustine), was not nearly as free and peaceful as that homeless man. Augustine also noticed that though he preaches about the merits of peace, and is known for his speeches, he had work to do on himself.
It was that one honest noticement that set Augustine on the true path to peaceful living, and he achieved it. Today, he is recognized as a saint in the Catholic church.
Okay, so that’s how life seems to be, Rod.
Perhaps your famous motivational speaker friend shall truly notice himself one day, and that’s all it may take for him to really put into practice what he’s preaching. And as for you and the rest of us, let’s take a lesson from the homeless person, as did Augustine. If the homeless person could do it, with all the challenges he had in his life, so can we. Right?
That’s my thoughts on that.
Blessings Rod, Rob
There is a dawning of light always in sight if you are willing to look for it. What can you get from this blog today?
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
PS Do you want to be peaceful? Go beyond words. Awaken from your psychic sleep, and opportunities to experience a peacefulness beyond verbal understanding will come to you.