Hey “unassuming guru’ Seeker, do you know what makes it much easier to awaken to an “ordinary guru”? Be willing to know that perhaps you don’t know as much as you insist you know. Let’s look at that a little bit (see Steve’s inquiry below).
Hi Mr. White
My problem is that I am awfully stubborn. At least that’s what everyone tells me. Even if I were to admit that, I still don’t know what to do about it. What do you say about that?
Any suggestions? Thanks, Steve
Let’s break down what it usually means to be awfully stubborn. Usually someone in that state of mind insists he DOES know the answer. The problem goes beyond his insistence. What if what he knows just isn’t so? The problem is that he does not know that he does not know the answer. That’s how deep it goes. AND IT GETS WORSE, STILL! He not only “does not know that he does not know the answer,” but he gets a cheap thrill out of insisting he does know. When a person’s in that state of mind, he is ignorant of the fact that he is ignorant, and he actually worships his ignorance. WOW!
How might all of that apply to you? I don’t know. Only you know that. If someone tried to help you see how the shoe may fit, you’d probably rebut them, given how stubborn you are. Right?
Read this again slowly, Steve, while asking, “What’s this got to do with me?”
Blessings to you Steve, Rob
When you’re fiery about insisting you absolutely know the truth about something – that’s when it’s time to relax a little and ask, “Is there something here that I do not know about? And could it be worse than that. Is my stubbornness because I don’t know I don’t know, and so I see no where to go but insist I do know?” Wow, great insights can come from that.
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
Ps You become aware of new answers when your desire to become aware of new answers exceeds your desire to be right.