|01-24-2011, 05:10 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2009
I had immense value from your & Steve's article. Thanks for your contribution.
I read so many articles & never shared , expressed my view ....& I somehow, want to share this video with you, which seemed to be a incisive, close description of 'Guru':
YouTube - Sadhguru & Shekhar Kapur - The Guru
The person in the video is a mystic, yogi in south india, the presence/thought/speech/sharing of him making a deep impact in me. I had never cried/overjoyed with gratitude (just for no reason)...just in the presence of someone. it seemed odd & out of logic to me.
Thanks for your contribution.
|01-24-2011, 05:17 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: where don't I live?
Good reminder, Erin. Time and again I am reminded of this quote which seems to resonate with me no matter where I am or what I'm doing...
"To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."
--e e cummings
It's so damn hard sometimes. But we must honor what's within as valuable, valid, and worthy, just as much as anything or anyone else.
|01-25-2011, 12:10 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New England
Sometimes my husband asks me how I can read so many personal development books with conflicting viewpoints....and that's exactly what I tell him: I take the parts that resonate with me and throw the rest out. It wasn't always like that for me, though...I think that's part of the journey - realizing that one person doesn't know everything and just because you agree with someone on some things, it doesn't mean you have to agree with them on all things.
I remember the first book I ever read that sort of sent me down the rabbit hole, Rich Dad, Poor Dad. After I read it I started doing Network Marketing and it was like a total cult! I even went to a conference in Orlando and it was crazy when I think back to it...one guru on stage and everyone agreeing with him no matter what he said and others making speeches to back him up. They were definitely all drinking the kool-aid that weekend...luckily I refused it
|01-26-2011, 08:51 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: near London, United Kingdom
Yay for the little duckies!!!
I've never fully understood the "pieces to the puzzle" metaphor, but I see what you're getting at in this context.
|01-26-2011, 10:39 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Yes, this definitely was a great reminder. It's so great to learn about interesting ways to improve your life, health, and happiness, and the fun part putting it all together like a puzzle to form your own unique recipe for your best self.
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