The other day I listened to an interview with author Neale Donald Walsch. He said that you have to realize whether you are a Seeker or a Source. He meant that if you’re a seeker you wait for someone or something to teach you or show just what you need to know to grow or reach your goals. It might be a course that is just the right course for you, or a book that will finally make you take the step needed. If you’re a source, you know that you have all the potential within yourself. You are the creator of your life and you don’t wait for someone else to tell you how to make it.
So all we Seekers just have to transform into Source! Piece of cake …
Well, Neale Donald Walsch actually went on by saying how to do. Let’s say that you want to develop a certain trait in your personality, for example you want to be able to talk in front of people with more ease. Then you should start by finding someone else, who is just as scared as you are, and teach or help that person to get up on stage with confidence. You become a Source to someone else! And by doing that you have activated your own sense of the strength and possibilities you have deep inside of yourself. Eventually, by acting more and more from the source within, you will find the answers to your own questions. Without any teacher.
Starting this blog was actually an attempt from my side to go from Seeker to Source. When I lived in Istanbul I used to enjoy my weekly meetings with a wonderful Buddhist monk further down my street, so when I moved to Shanghai eight months ago I was soon looking for a new teacher. But I didn’t find one. So I decided to write about the things that I would have liked to talk with a teacher about and share it with others. Hoping that someone might gain some insight or growth by reading about my thoughts. I sort of became a source.
And last week I started a course in Leadership by Coaching, to teach some expats something they felt useful to learn during their stay here. And seeing how happy and excited they were, made me feel I was doing something very useful with my time here!
What do you want to change or develop? Do you know someone who wants the same thing? In what way can you help that person?