Hey fellow “ordinary guru” seeking friends,
When a wild bear is captured and trained to be in a circus act, his anger goes deep within, and unexpectedly explodes into violent acts when least expected. What does that have to do with me and you? (Let’s look at what Terence brings up, below)
I loved your talk at the community center in Santa Cruz. Can you tell me once again what it means to turn your attention to something new when what you are thinking about is bothering you? You mentioned Daniel in the lion’s den. Can you tell me that again?
I support your mission in life, which is to help us realize we are much bigger than our problems. I so much want to feel that. I get so angry when problems seem to get the best of me.
Do I sound like you? That’s because I follow you.
Thank you, Terence Rossi
It is written that Daniel, while in the bear’s den, turned his back on the growling bears with their claws protracted, like Swiss army knives, ready to tear him apart. Daniel looked away from the hungry bears, about to devour him, toward the bright light coming from above. And he was saved from a terrible death. The bears retracted their claws and began licking their paws.
The point of that story for me is that when we place our attention on answers, rather than freaking out and exploding about the problem – answers come. Most folks today get so worked up and angry about their problems that even if a solution were to hit them in the head, they’d not notice.
Don’t let problems use your mind as a personal torture chamber. They will do it every time if you allow it, leaving you exhausted and disappointed, and highly explosive like a frustrated, captured bear. I believe it’s fair to say that you’ve evolved beyond a bear. Accept that fact and you win your life back.
(I know it was lions that Daniel confronted, but I thought I’d throw bears into the mix to make this blog more interesting).
Does that help, Terence? Blessings to you, Rob
Watch for people who see themselves in the captured position of having too many problems. Don’t let their madness make you mad as a bear about your problems. That kind of madness today only begets sadness tomorrow.
Give yourself total permission to find answers. Like Daniel, turn to the light. Let the light banish your madness, and answers will come. You will be rewarded.
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
Ps There exists for all of you a higher light, which offers a better life than any petty pleasure you get from wailing madly about your problems.