My tarot student came to me and suggested he is no longer practicing tarot because he is frustrated.What about? I asked I give people my best advice- they know it’s the best thing for them. They pay for this information and then they go to their way and doing the opposite if only to come back to me with tears asking me what will become of them.
For years I myself carried this feeling until I figured it out and here to share it.Imagine you are an Olympic champ winning all competitions, while meeting a person who just learned to walk or unfortunately is disable.You can’t expect that person to run like a champ or even walk as you do. One of my Buddhist teacher revealed the secret to me. As a therapist or advisor you should become a Bamboo.
The wind is blowing through the bamboo entering one spot going out from the other. It can deliver wind or dust or magic sparkle but none of this relate to the Bamboo. The hollow branch do not change its nature and just allow the flow to go on.What you can do when you try to help others is giving it your best and hope it will influence them for the better. However, if it did not and they chose not to follow it has nothing to do with you, the Bamboo, you keep deliver the wind.So next time my dear when you are frustrated about others not taking your advice although given with all your heart and good intention, remember you are a Bamboo, stay empty of expectation but full with hope and happy with your ability to deliver some wind.