Imagine that you live on the East Coast of Canada, and you are sharing a vehicle with a revered, respected, and renowned spiritual guru. You have been anticipating these precious moments as you drive this best-selling author of dozens of books and a frequent guest on talk shows like CNN to his hotel. You are somewhat nervous. What will you say? What will he be like?
As it turns out, there was no need to worry, because the only connection this esteemed spiritual teacher is interested in is with his electronic device. He, in fact, spends the entire drive time on Twitter and Facebook, connecting with his millions of followers around the globe instead of focusing on you, the person who so eagerly anticipated meeting him.
I was not the person sharing the drive with this spiritual teacher, but I believe the story to be true because I trust the person who shared it with me.
This story has me pondering this question:
If Jesus… or the Buddha, Gandhi, Krishna, or any of the Master Teachers… were walking the planet, would any of them be on social media?
Please share your thoughts. I’d love to know:
1. Do you think any of these great Teachers would be on social media? Why or why not?
2. What is the connection between this guru’s behavior and leadership?
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