The idea of working as an apprentice under a great sage has always appealed to me. All of my favorite fiction revolves around student/teacher relationships. Some of my favorites ~ Jonathon Livingston Seagull, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Hinds Feet on High Places, the Carlos Castaneda books, and the list goes on.
I’ve even found a teacher or two, but I wasn’t a very good student because I was drunk all the time. I considered becoming a nun (for about two seconds) and I also thought that heading out into the desert for a spirit quest was a sound idea. I might just try the spirit quest – so that I can say I’ve done it. But not yet – I’m not in good enough shape.
However, after all of that – while other people might have some sage advice on ideas, life, the universe, and – stuff – I’m the only one who can see behind my eyes – I’m the only one who can walk my path. So this means it’s probably my heart that I need to learn how to listen to. That’s the apprenticeship I need to abandon myself to. And I don’t even have to go to the desert! It’s right here!