Making Any Room Your Home
When you walk into any room, make it your home. Then, enable all others in the room to feel at home. I used to tag along because i used to tag along, because I used to drive Yogi Bhajan. We could go to the house of this new yogi in town, in 1969 Los Angeles. Everybody who was anybody wanted to meet the new yogi. We had invitation after invitation and we didn’t have map quest. So, I was driving around and we I drove by this guy who had a map of the stars and I thought I was in heaven. I need one of those because everyone who is inviting us has to be on that map. I bought one and the man asked whether I wanted a ride, but I told him I was dirving and he looked at me a bit strange.
Every house we walked into, the master of the house was this gentleman that I brought. He would walk in and ask everybody if they were comfortable and if anybody needed anything. Finally he would end up finding the kitchen and open the fridge, and ask if he could cook some food for everybody.
After we had a burial ceremony for any of the dead creatures that were in the fridge, he would start cooking. He would turn around and say: “ don’t bury dead animals in your refrigerator.” He’d ask for a shovel and go in the back garden to bury all the meat.
People would ask why we get sheepskins, isn’t it a dead animal as well. He would say yes, but we didn’t eat it. Now we are sitting on it to bless it.
Walk into any room and become the master. Not like “I own the room, everybody.” That is not a master. It is similarly pronounced but starts with a ‘B.’ When you are the master of the house, you’re the greatest guest. Can you be the master of your space, right here and right now in this room become the master of your space. I belong because I am and that is that. Completely feel the honor of everyone around you. They got to be where they are through a series of steps, thousands upon millions of steps and micro steps to where they are. When you walk up to them you must honor every one of them and you must be dynamically silent to be able to take the impression of who they are. When you do that they feel observed, not criticized.