Meet Guru. Eight weeks young and full of life. We have only had him for two days now and I have completely fallen in love. I am so consumed by his amazing energy that I cannot even fathom another topic to write about. He is a Shih Tzu and is very adventurous. He is bold, playful, very smart, and loves milk. He makes the entire apartment come to life and does the same to everyone he meets.
It is incredible the power a young puppy has over the emotions of random people. My girl friend and I took Guru for a short walk around the neighborhood — it was as if Guru was strolling down the red carpet of a Hollywood premier — and everyone had something to say. For the first time in a while, I remembered the uncanny ability animals had for evoking purely genuine responses. The reactions to Guru told me so much about the people we met. Their emotions ranged from sheer happiness to bitter jealousy to even being threatened. I was in awe at the cathartic abilities a 3 and a half pound being had over the minds of random people. This pure, innocent puppy was eliciting unfiltered responses from an otherwise layered and protected world. It was as if his identity of absolute truthfulness made it impossible for others to act insincerely.
It made me think. Does absolute truth always summon absolute truth? If so, how can we as humans create a world where everyone is held accountable based on the principles of truth and authenticity? My answer starts within. As I purify my identity, I will encourage others to do the same. Leading by example will always trump preaching. I hope that when you read any of my blogs, the candor of my words reigns more powerful than the content. Writing is of course the art of sincerity and its power lies in the writer’s ability to genuinely transfer his or her thoughts into vocabulary. The more I write from my heart, the more content I am with my writings. I also see it fit that the truer I am with my self, the more integral the people in my life become. Creating a community of integrity and love – which is the same as absolute truth – starts with the self and will spread to others. Changing the world has never had such grass-root beginnings.
And just for the record, the happiest person Guru and I met was a man who made his living collecting other people’s recyclables. His smile was as big as guru.