Years ago I was struggling in my life emotionally, mentally and physically. I did what came naturally to me, that was to search for a person or something as a crutch. So, I went for the most easily available support system in my country. I searched for a Guru!
Any Guru would do really! Someone who can give me a talk, better still all the Answers to my woes. Give me a set of practices, Good and Right things that I can do , present some palatable philosophy... That is the criteria of a Guru , right?
Then I met a lady, a Guru to a few people, not media savvy, not famous, not in a cave or an ashram. You can imagine my surprise when I felt a deep connection to her. What a unlikely candidate I thought at the time.
Well, gathered my hopes, fuelled my desperation and asked for solutions and the to do and be list.
Oh Boy!! Was I disappointed!! Got none of that.. zilch!
But here is what I did get... Total allowance of me, No judgement , No impelling of her truth, Always coaxed into finding Mine( which by the way was the most disappointing one at the time), Inquiry, and just Being. She encouraged me when I started the 8 spiritual breaths and had no point of view when my Body dropped that practice.
I really do hope you are that Lucky to find the One person who can allow you to Be, allow you to shine forth as You and not some package of their ideas. The one person who can truly stand and watch as you fall, as you get back up and Love you through it all.
It is Grace, it is a Blessing to have the Unlikely Guru Santosh Sachdeva. The One who Awakened Me to Me.
I think, I feel and that makes me want to share...