“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”
― Pema Chödrön
Perhaps especially those who drive us crazy. Gratitude abounds to all my teachers with prayers that I can open up further to learn from all
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Egg-Drop by G A Rosenberg
“The teachers we need will always be there when we need them; no reason to track down somebody else’s.”
Sometimes the teacher’s we most need to learn from tend to be the unexpected ones. Someone enters our life, it could be a teacher, a student, a customer who comes into our store and that person either in a moment or over the course of years. This person might not be a teacher for anyone else but he or she becomes our teacher because they are uniquely qualified to convey that thread of truth which we need at that time.
No ‘guru’ can teach us what that person can. When we need those teachers, they are there or at least I have found that to always be so. BLessings, G
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Cosmic hang five by G A Rosenberg
(Opinions of the present–as always subject to change and perhaps wrong, this is presently where my personal road signs are pointing)
Noone has a lock on your path towards truth or even what your view of reality might be. Not old school gurus, not Team Light, not anyone,
we are all sovereign humans and part of that is having to figure it out for ourselves
Part of this figuring out may mean we subscribe to someone else’s viewpoints for moments, months, or years but we learn from them…but when we do so if we accept their interpretation of what our path could be over our own internal guidance (when there is a conflict) then we are not being true to ourselves
Everybody has a piece of the puzzle, none has an ABSOLUTE lock on the truth, that does not mean that we can’t learn from each person, we can..each person’s outlook can only strengthen ours if we are open to it (perhaps even more so, if we rail against it)
The Absolute is bigger than we CAN conceive–not bigger than we do conceive but bigger than we are capable, anyone who claims to have absolute understanding is to put it mildly mistaken, at least in that regard tho they may have wisdom in others
Likewise….anyone who puts down another’s path and says it is COMPLETELY wrong is mistaken…
At the same time it is easier to advance along a spiritual path by following the way of a teacher , most paths tend to be hierarchical tho eventually any path that is not one’s own will either become less and less of a fit or you will stray further from yourself the longer you are on it..
Getting off a path that no longer works for you is not a bad thing. Trashing it for not being an exact fit does disservice to you and the path.
Actually trashing anyone else’s path tends to be nonproductive.
The only prize that seems worthwhile would be greater self-awareness, self-actualization, How one gets there whether through diksha, initiation, ascension or some other form of transcendence seems less then important.
a bit uneasy but that’s ok
disquieted what a strange term, i am dising my quiet and why
when i have searched for it for so long..
tho be careful what you ask for
happiness peppered through with anxiety
not about holding on but how to play
and how to be
just be and the how takes care of itself…
feel the mood pass through
music tunes it out as i tune in
all flowing through the consciousness stream
loving, comes easier, the more I practice
Love is my practice
i learn from each one
after all who else is there?
My spirit has come home
yet that word’s meaning changes…
I have learned to walk in the beauty i perceive
and yet have barely perceived at all.