Why Mentors Disappoint Us
It's a story as old as the beginning: the promise of wisdom, with the price carefully concealed. On the path of enlightenment, it's common to seek and find mentors that help us move forward on our journey. It's even more common to misunderstand the purpose of those mentors and the form in which their lessons arrive.
Whether we realize it or not, all of us are on a journey of spirit, and we have many teachers throughout our lives. For those of us that are conscious seekers of spiritual wisdom, though, our human mentors almost invariably disappoint us sooner or later. Whether it's the latest front-page news story about a major religious figure that was caught doing something very wrong, or something more personal and closer to home, it affects us and our relationship with our spirituality. In this post, I explore the top three reasons our mentors disappoint us and share some suggestions for what to do when this happens.