Guru’s are everywhere, telling us what to think, drink, eat and wear. They tell us about time management, fiscal prudence; you need help with something? There’ll be a Guru for it.
Yet are they really telling the truth? And I mean truth with a capital T.
If I do X, religiously as stated, will Y happen?
This has been my question for many, many years, and I’ve taken my time exploring it.
I don’t believe in quick fixes unless it is a medical emergency. Changing your life takes longer than 5 minutes. We are creatures of habit, we like our comfortable uncomfortable zones, and we often have to be coaxed out of them like frightened kittens.
How did all this start?
It started with the questions :
I wonder if this can change, be different?
Can I be like him/her?
Can I have that?
This is where It started from, and this is what this blog is about; the journey.
The journey from there to here, with the Guru’s as guides, but certainly not as reverential Gods.
If we are to change, we need to see the way, or the at the very least the first few steps, and that’s where the Guru’s came in for me. As signposts. They pointed the direction, gave advice, and said yes, this is possible. Some of it has been true, some of it has been simply stepping stone advice, some of it has been downright wrong.
Yet I have moved forward.
I hope this blog and the Guru’s mentioned can be signposts for you too, whatever your journey.
What this blog is NOT.
This blog is not for those that are seriously into new age stuff. Yes I have dabbled along the way, but I want results. I don’t want caftans and tepees. I like to be warm, to be dry and have hairdryers.
This blog is not for those who are seriously into the esoteric side to life. Yes there is spirituality here, but nothing that will have you dancing naked and chanting other languages on the promise of an angelic experience.
If I am to put in the hard work, and often this journey is, I want concrete results.
What this blog is about, is my experiences following the Guru’s advice, hence the name ‘The Guru Experiment’. Trying it all out to see if it is true and it works. I very much hope you will join me on my journey.