To continue on from what I posted to tai chi yoda…
Shock therapy seems to be ‘the norm’ for getting anyone to take the step outside their saftey zone of ‘what is real’ — to actually see the greater potentials that are around us all.
How would this work with me?
After all these years, if I had someone doing that to ME…. I’m not so certain how well I’d handle it. It would take some fancy stuff to kick me off the zombie track with all I’ve been/done after 5 decades! I mean — I’m a long term science fiction / fantasy / anime fan. I have seen, read, researched some pretty wild stuff over the years… so would have to be something pretty ‘out there’ to get me to jump my existing ‘reality’ tracks.
As for a spiritual guide like Socrates?
Nope. It’s been me stumbling about in the dark… and what I get from those I interact with (Jax, here, other folks.) So, no sensei or teacher as yet.
Wish I did have a guide or teacher I could work with; worry issues like a dog with a bone. What would he or she be like? Guess I wouldn’t mind a ‘Goddess’ like teacher… sort of a cross between Yoda (but prettier), older Obi Won Kenobi (patience and wisdom), Qui-Gon Jinn (wisdom and willingness to look past the established boundaries)…. with some Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein and a few others I’ve forgotten to mention in there too.
Hell, lately, I wouldn’t mind a talking dragon or a sage Tinkerbell to come have some chats with. (A dragon would be soooooo cool!…….. and I’d probably have too many sagely yet pervy thoughts about poor Tink… so that’s not so good.) Ya, I’m sort of a pervy sage like Jiraiya from the manga/anime ‘Naruto’. (or I’d like to think I’m the sage part… maybe I’m just working on the pervy part too much???)
Anyway, someone who can see past all my faults and foibles (and not want to tear their hair out!!!) and still be willing to take me on so I can see, heal, grow, learn.