Humans have a dual nature, a dual nature that is the enemy of growth, enemy of learning, enemy to the survival of the species…
Arrogance and pride…
Arrogance is duality itself.
It says, on one hand: I already know. I know. I am beyond that.
On the other hand: OMG, I am so stupid. I make so many mistakes. I better slow down, and not be so sure.
We call the arrogant side “it” in this article. And it talks. And it knows. And it pontificates…
What “it” says it knows? It knows everything. It knows if it is worth it to listen, if it is worth for you to do. It knows if you can. It knows the future, the past, what it all means, what it doesn’t mean, what it’s all about, what is important and what isn’t. Continue reading “Spiritual Arrogance”
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” — Elie Wiesel Nobel Peace Prize laureate
“…to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all.” Obviously Elie Wiesel and I think alike, so I don’t remain silent and indifferent, I shout to whoever is willing to listen.
Now, with that said, let me get to the topic I indicate in the title…
I know a guy who has developed getting off the hook to an art form.
Given that I have been practicing finding the funny in everything (it’s fun, you should do it!) I laugh when I think of him, while I cringe.
Guru learning from another guru: guru teaching another guru: is it possible?
One of my students is a relationship guru.
I am not an expert at relationship. I don’t like them, I don’t want them. I consider them an inconvenience, a prison. An imposition.
Regardless, my students have the most breakthroughs in their relationships: weird.
It doesn’t make me proud. I actually feel ashamed. As if I wanted to create a good method to feed humanity and accidentally I created a method to create gold from sand… who cares. Humanity won’t be fed by gold.
So what is it that I really want to teach my people? I want them to immerse themselves into the relationship they have with themselves and into the relationship they have with reality.
The relationship with other people is a societal construct: keeps you on the surface, engaged with what’s not important, keeping you from your depths. Society loves puppets on a string: they are easy to manipulate.
Imagine teaching a relationship guru about relationships…