I don’t believe anyone should set themselves up as some sort of guru – but I do think one should be one’s OWN guru.
You can use higher levels of consciousness to question your own thoughts and actions. Use your mind, heart, body, and soul in partnership – to be true to one’s self, to learn about our existence and our wonderful planet, and to grow ever wiser – yet always question one’s own wisdom with humility, recognizing that we can never know things for sure – it’s all opinion, perspective, emotional filtering – depending on one’s own past experiences etc. Yet we can reduce that filtering effect by letting go of past programs to see things more clearly and lovingly, more openly (non-judgementally), and to respond objectively rather than being sucked into a subjective reaction. There are many tools we can use to help us progress or simply to remind us of what we already know we should be doing.
I don’t think people should shut themselves off from the world either, except perhaps for short periods, if one is going to focus on learning to meditate or to study the wilds by immersing themselves totally in a part of nature for a while. But sooner or later we must bring back what we have learned and apply it to living in the day-to-day world successfully. Everything can be integrated into a wholesome, balanced way of living – at peace with both the inner (one’s core self) and the outer (everything around you).
We can be in constant contact with Sublime One-ness in everyday life!
I do not wish to focus on the idea of “helping” or seeking to “help” either. I merely want to share what I have learnt, experienced, created, etc, so that anyone who may choose to access it may do so. I do think I have good stuff to offer because I have really spent a lot of time learning and practising things, and can save people time on their own journeys and offer useful tips and guidance along the way; but I share with humility, always remembering that everything I say or write is only “in my humble opinion”, and acknowledging that I am ALWAYS still learning.