Friday, 28 November 2008

Back to you

I have had many teachers in my time. There have been people whose books I have read and reread over periods of years, learning more and more deeply from them as I integrate the teaching.

In the end, though, I come back to myself. There is actually danger in being too indentified with someone else’s message, whoever they may be and whatever they may say.

We each need to live our own truth. So, ultimately, although a teacher may have shown us much of the way for a time, we have to get past that teacher to walk it.

I can feel when something I am learning and loving starts to stretch me away from myself. It starts to feel strained and remote, like there is just so much of it take in.

That’s the time to get back to myself. If the teaching is of value, I will have internalised it. But I needn’t become it.

I need only be me. Coming home to that restores my inner peace. The answers are within and they are simple.

Your being is inherently intelligent.


Katie Skow said...

Agreed. The world would be a better place if more people looked within themselves for their own truth. There has been too much bloodshed from people following the lead of someone else. People need to turn off the tv, read a bit more, and learn to form their own opinions. Some of the most interesting people I know don't have cable tv and are true to themselves.

Robin Wheeler said...

Thanks Katie. TV is such a destructive waste, a cheap drug to avoid ourselves. It keeps us from our intelligence. Cutting it right back or right out helps you be true to yourself, creative and present.

And yes, there is no need to follow anyone else.