It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn’t heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and coats and trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore’s stick house. Inside the house was Eeyore.
“Hello Eeyore,” said Pooh.
“Hello Pooh. Hello Piglet,” said Eeyore, in a Glum Sounding Voice.
“We just thought we’d check in on you,” said Piglet, “because we hadn’t heard from you, and so we wanted to know if you were okay.”
Eeyore was silent for a moment.
“Am I okay?” he asked, eventually.
“Well, I don’t know, to be honest. Are any of us really okay? That’s what I ask myself. All I can tell you, Pooh and Piglet, is that right now I feel really rather Sad, and Alone, and Not Much Fun To Be Around At All. Which is why I haven’t bothered you. Because you wouldn’t want to waste your time hanging out with someone who is Sad, and Alone, and Not Much Fun To Be Around At All, would you now.”
Pooh looked and Piglet, and Piglet looked at Pooh, and they both sat down, one on either side of Eeyore in his stick house.
Eeyore looked at them in surprise. “What are you doing?”
“We’re sitting here with you,” said Pooh, “because we are your friends. And true friends don’t care if someone is feeling Sad, or Alone, or Not Much Fun To Be Around At All. True friends are there for you anyway. And so here we are.”
“Oh,” said Eeyore. “Oh.”
And the three of them sat there in silence, and while Pooh and Piglet said nothing at all; somehow, almost imperceptibly, Eeyore started to feel a very tiny little bit better.
Because Pooh and Piglet were There.
No more; no less.
What you feel, we all feel. Your loss, your grief, your anger, your feelings of betrayal, your disappointment, your fear . . . everyone else has felt just like you. Your joy, your ecstasy, your bliss, your excitement, your inner peace . . . all this is part of the human experience too. It’s so easy to get lost in your own stories, to feel singled out and different, to feel isolated and disconnected, to take your stories so personally—because they do feel personal and through one lens they are personal—but they’re also everyone’s stories, binding you into an infinite web of transpersonal connectedness.
You are not alone – all the Sangat Family is here with you, always!
We are always being carried in the arms of our Masters. We just have to remember to feel their constant presence and look out for the love they send us in myriad forms.
When you put on your video during the webinar, you are just being there- sitting by the side of someone who might be needing it, just because! When you share your struggles, poems, aspirations, inspirations you are giving Nanak Love to someone out there, who at that moment needs it.
I send you a Nanak Love hug in the form of each newsletter.
In Wonderous Awe of the One
that unites us all in His Love and taught us God is Love.
DHAN GURU NANAK DHAN GURU NANAK DHAN GURU NANAK