#20: The value of a spiritual teacher or mentor

 

 

If the emotional quality of your life and relationships were solely dependent on how smart you were then you wouldn’t need a teacher. But that isn’t the case. A book can’t teach or model for you self acceptance, respect, love or gratitude. Being happy in this chaotic world isn’t based on how smart you are. Even changing beliefs or negative thoughts isn’t easier because you have a high IQ.

As I explain in this episode, mastering your mind and emotions is more like a skill. Swimming, playing an musical instrument, or flying an airplane are all skills If you wanted to learn any of these skills would you get a coach or mentor? Then if you desired to change your emotional reactions and be happy, wouldn’t it make sense to get some good guidance as well? More about this in this episode.