Be yourself. You serve the world most brilliantly by simply being yourself.
My teacher approached me one day. He said, “When I wake up in the morning, I lay in bed and be very still. Then I think of the hard questions that I have and get all the answers.”
His description of a morning meditation was amazingly simple, and so concise. I was in awe of his capacity to be present in the gossamer fine moments between sleeping and waking. In that moment it was apparent to me why he is the Guru.
Then, I finished packing his lunch, reminded him to get his jacket on, and hustled him out the door to get to school on time.
Here are a few more quotable quotes by my fearless Guru.
Mom: “Why do we bother to clean the toilets, mop the floors, or wash our clothes?”
7-year old Guru: “So our house can be clean.”
Mom: “Yeah, but what’s the point in having a clean house?”
7-year old Guru: “So we can be comfortable.”
“How to make lemonade
Get a large pitcher.
have a cup of water.
8 lemons cut in half.
2 half meshering cups of
sagar. put all items in
pitcher. mix all items.
Serve to your friends.”
“The toilets at the airport suck! They flush right in the middle of my privacy.”
7-year old Guru: “I think I have a cold.”
Mom: “You do? How do you know?”
7-year old Guru: “I was sneezing and sneezing. I think my bacteria is broken.”
“Ghosts taste like anti-plasm.”
“Hey! My name is Flash-Ninjakid!”
Heather Promise Ricciardi, MLSt., E-RYT 500® is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Therapeutic Practitioner, specializing in Alternative and Holistic Mental Healthcare Modalities