Sometimes, the guide that arrives may not be what you expect. Visitors in our life have a way of teaching us what we need to know.
The most powerful guides are often those that irk us most - the unfriendly neighbor, other children that tease us, the annoying driver that cut us off in traffic.
These guides are powerful because they remind us of the work we've still got to do. If we remain open, we might learn that they are exactly what we need to remember the Truth of our being.
The rude driver might remind us, for example, that we are not petty, and we can forgive easily. If we are not reminded of this, then, we get to practice forgiveness and compassion!
Our annoying Auntie Mae, for example, might be present to teach us that patience, particularly to bite our tongue. Whomever that is, what ever it is, considering our visitors as teachers can help us better understand ourselves - like a self-study course on insight. For the gift of appreciating this, I am grateful!
Who or what in your life that came as a disguised blessing are you grateful for?