The world does not need any more Guru’s. They have created (as a teacher of mine would say) “a world of self help junkies”.
I know. I was one!
Worse – I wrote a self help book.
It might be insensitive of me to say given the timing of Louise Hay’s passing a few weeks ago. It is not my intention to be disrespectful. At one point in my life her work was helpful. I still occasionally refer to the physical ailment list when I have an ache or pain.
However, the danger with many self help teachers is that they help to create a false belief that we are changing when, in fact, we are going round in circles.
As another teacher of mine would say – you ice a mouldy cake. Even the greatest effort to make the cake pretty, isn’t going to change the fact its mouldy underneath.
You can fake your positivity and smile all day long, it’s yourself you let down.
To really change and grow, you have to do the work. There is no easy way through it and it is neither pleasant nor glamorous. I guess that’s why so few go all the way.
To face the illusions we have created, to acknowledge the facts and to grieve them without getting stuck there is a process only the brave and courageous take. I have come to accept, sadly, even though we love people, most are not prepared to make that journey with us.
So rather than take the hard road to reality we project ourselves onto Guru’s, to those we believe to know something and to be perfect.
Let me tell you something. There is no such thing as a Guru. They may have accessed the part of themselves that you have not yet found. They may be able to guide you there. Ultimately, it will be up to you whether you go all the way.
There is no one way. Anyone who tells you different is a fake, a complete phony. Don’t be fooled.
As human beings, I do not believe we achieve perfection. I have been fortunate enough to meet some individuals with the biggest hearts, who come close to perfection. Even they have had their flaws and limitations.
I say then, do not seek perfection. Not in yourself or others. Look for the real. Look for the honest – good and bad. This is the quickest way to reality.
I am no Guru. I have my many flaws –
· On good days I drink herbal tea and most others I drink way too much normal tea
· I like the male species – my choices have not always been smart 🙂
· I rarely drink because when I do I tend to smoke a whole packet of cigarettes (hence I rarely drink)
· I am generally a friendly person but if disrespected, I can easily chew you up and spit you back out!
So if you are looking for perfection, look the other way.
If you are looking for a guru, you will find plenty of them out there… pretending.
If, however, you are looking for something more, for something real, then you are most welcome. I will be your loyal companion as you work on you.