is a review day of your growth. A day to see how much stronger and wiser you have grown in the past year. This review will bring you encouragement and strength.
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Guru Purnima is the day you reflect on your life and honor the wisdom that life has offered. It is a day to be grateful. When you see how wisdom has transformed your life, you feel grateful for all that has come your way. Celebrating this feeling of gratitude is Guru Purnima.
See, life has taught you so many things – what is right and what is wrong? What is real and what is unreal? Why you chose that which was not right, or that which was right? This you don’t have to ask somebody, something inside you tells you, isn’t that so? Something inside you tells you 'This is right'. Something inside you pricks you and tells you 'This is wrong'. Honor that!
Now if you don’t throw light on your own life, then the Guru is absent. When you reflect on your life and honor the wisdom that life has offered you, that is honoring the Guru because the wisdom is the Guru Principle. So the Guru is present within you!
Wisdom is there in each and every one of us, but we must throw light on our life, because when we throw light on our life, wisdom dawns.
So everyday could be Guru Purnima in your life when you honor what life has taught you.