I have never traveled to India. I have never intentionally saught the wisdom of a great sage. I was told that when the student is truly ready, the teacher will arrive. I waited patiently.....and she did. Mine arrived in the form of a tiny little Buddha not even three feet tall. That little Buddha is my daughter.
The word guru can be translated as "the one who removes darkness".
She has taught me:
- To impart wisdom, one does does need the use of words.
- To lose all attachment to things.
- How to discard expectation, and that just about anything may happen in a day.
- That each lesson is presented at exactly the right time, even if I don't consider it so.
- Compassion for all beings, no matter how small.
- That wisdom has little to do with your time on this earth.
- The meaning of true love through selfless devotion.
- That wonder can be found anywhere and in anything.
- The joy of giving all for the safety, happiness and health of another being.
- The beauty of offering my complete Self to each task I endeavor.
- That the past should be immediately forgotten.
- That the present is the most blissful place to be.
- That each day is filled with the potential of sparkling miracles, if only I choose to truly look.