The path is always there, we just don’t see it sometimes. It’s dark and murky, and when we don’t see clearly we get off and start forging other paths, taking us on detours and wasting a lot of energy carving a new path when there is one already laid out for us. We turn to religions, philosophies, governments, schools, media, blogs, blogs for Pete’s sake! looking for those answers. We want something or someone to tell us what to do with ourselves and our lives. We turn to Jesus, we search for a guru, we ask our parents. (Actually most of us don’t ask our parents, they just tell us anyway. Somehow most of sticks, even though we hate it).
But who can give us those answers? It is the guru and the guru alone, but who is the guru? “Guru” means dispeller of darkness – that which clears our confusion and makes the way clear. We have come to believe that the guru is some amazing human being who can cure the sick and heal the blind with her touch, raise the dead with his voice, or raise our kundalini by giving a mudra in our direction. Somehow if we meet this person then we will be saved! Right?
I beg to differ. Everything happens to us according to what we need. God is the real guru, the “sadguru” as He’s called. That means He may come as some godlike individual, but for the near 100% majority of us, especially in generation Y, it is not like that. So how do we find this guru? I was told today by an old hippie that all that really matters is that you believe in the idea of guru, and it will come however it needs to for you. That’s like saying you believe God will guide you.
It was some Quaker, I believe Blaise Pascal, who said that all of man’s problems stem from his inability to sit quietly in a room. I believe that is correct, for when we sit quietly and listen, we find that the guru is already with us, and everything that needs to be known in that moment, we know.