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Who’s That Guru? Saturday December 7, 2013

Who’s that Guru
Sitting next to you?
The One you ignore each day?
That One with wisdom
Glistening upon their lips
But you never listen
To what they say...

Today’s the day
To open your heart
To open your soul and mind;
To look far deeper
Than what you see
And be amazed at what you’ll find.

For this “no-one” is your teacher,
The very Oracle of God;
Don’t worry that they
Don’t look cool
Or that they often
Seem quite odd.

Be humble, shut your Ego up,
And respectfully draw near:
For when the student is truly ready
Their Teacher does appear!

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Anonymous Sat, Dec 7th 2013 @ 8:55am

waiting for my guru lovely hopeful .. ty lex

Anonymous Sat, Dec 7th 2013 @ 9:47am

We are our own guru. If only we could stop blinkering ourselves to our inner voice, our heart and gut feelings and ignore our ego chatter then life would be so much easier.

The Entertrainer Sat, Dec 7th 2013 @ 3:09pm

I feel I should justify my poem... a bit. I've got lots of lovely people in my life who I sometimes 'tune out' to. They are very brilliant... occasionally. The fact that they can be downright annoying some of the rest of the time can get in the way of me seeing their guruness. I had an AMAZING day after I wrote this poem - I just spent it being open to everyone and listening anew. Wonderful. I might even try it again... if I remember.

As for us being our own guru... I agree... the door opens inwards and once we realise that we don't need rescusing again. Though it is nice when a guru pops in from outside to visit us with love.

Julia Sun, Dec 8th 2013 @ 11:39am

Hi Lexi
I wasn't sure how to interpret your poem. I guess you wrote it so that we could read it as we wished and from our stand points? I wondered if your guru was God or Jesus by any chance but then maybe id it was, it might not have to be ours? I do agree that just when you are not looking, something will "appear" to allow us to see life differently and usually for the better. You contribute so much for Moodscope and I like the way you often show your vulnerable side.

The Entertrainer Sun, Dec 8th 2013 @ 9:34pm

Hi ya Julia... no Jesus necessary to enjoy this poem. It was written because sometimes someone wonderful is sitting next to me on the train and when I engage with them, pearls of wisdom come forth. Most often though, it's those I love most who are the wisest - and, when I'm stupid, the least likely I am to listen to!

I met an old friend yesterday - one of the most 'spiritual' people I know. He is his own guru. He's switched off the willingness to listen to anyone else now that he has 'arrived'. I couldn't wait to get away from him - it was the most aspiritual ugly state I've ever seen. Once we cease to be teachable, we cease to add any value to the World!

In spite of how ugly he was, I still stayed open to hear the 'guru' in him - but Elvis had left that building. I think he's going to be very lonely.

Julia Sun, Dec 8th 2013 @ 10:37pm

Ha! Nice to hear from you. I do agree.

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