Thank you, fellow “ordinary guru” seekers, for the many emails and of gratitude you send me. You are my “unassuming gurus,” often. Thank you for that. Just with the questions you ask about yourself, I learn to notice things about myself that I’d not noticed before. Zane asked a great question that we should all ponder (see below).
Thank you for the autographed book I appreciate it. I have a personal matter that I’d like to run by you. I asked my brother to look at my plans to expand on my landscaping business. My brother shows up with a book on how to successfully expand a business. I told him that he was making a big deal out of nothing, and I said, “Get lost.” Well maybe I over-reacted, but he hasn’t spoken to me in three months. Can you see my point of view, or do you think I owe him an apology? You’re pretty level headed, that’s why I asking you.
Thanks for your input, Zane
Have you heard the story of the king who wanted to expand his kingdom? Well, he decided to call upon a wise bishop to bless his plan? That didn’t work out so well for the bishop.
It seems when the bishop arrived at the king’s castle, he had several scrolls in his arms; scrolls that contained wisdoms that might help him to be sure the plan was wise. He felt that was important to decide before he blessed it.
The king asked, “What do you have there?” When the bishop explained the reason for the scrolls, the king had him beheaded. And when the young prince asked his father why he had the bishop beheaded, the king said, “I already have a wise plan. All I wanted him to do was bless it. The fact that he brought scrolls to help him decide whether my plan was worthy of blessing – off with his head! He was not qualified to make such a decision.”
The question here, Zane, is, “Were you looking for input with an open and teachable mind, or were you just looking for a smiling face and a stamp of approval from your brother?
Blessings to you Zane, Rob
An alert and receptive mind loves to hear everyone’s input before making a decision. It seems that’s becoming a rarity more and more these days. All you need to do is look at our political environment to notice that. What do you value most – being right or living a worthwhile life? Hmmm. It shouldn’t be a difficult choice, but it can be for many.
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
Ps The last thing your ego will do is allow itself to be shamed – beware!