I’ve been mulling over something for the past few days. In reading Chris Guillebeau’s “The Art of Non Conformity” he talks about having a “Guru-free philosophy.” I LOVE that.
Over the years, I've had a guru for nearly everything. Fitness. God. Music. Lifestyle. Parenting. And while there is a place for one to learn from another farther down the road….it is important that their influence is one that encourages you to proceed on your own journey, not mimic theirs.
Human nature being what it is, we become more dependent on OTHERS to do the heavy lifting for us when it comes to decision making and the life we want to lead. (Religion THRIVES especially well in this dynamic.)
Ask yourself this question the next time you are looking for advice: are you really looking for approval?
Advice is good given it’s proper place. I also appreciate friendly assurance once in a while. But if I’m living on the need for others’ approval, I will never fulfill the desires of my heart or the call on my life.
The cage door is open. You have permission. GO! Home school the way you feel is in the best interests of your child. Go dance down the street when you walk like this fellow in Brentwood, TN does. Quit church. Go to church. Provided you’re not going to bring harm to yourself or others- Do what’s in your heart and quit looking for approval.
You may just change the world.