A good guide is one who teaches technique students how to become good too. If you fall in love with the techniques you will progress, if you fall in love with the teacher you will limit yourself.
It is not easy to leave behind years of illusions, but it is necessary if you want to know the truth. The hardest thing is to leave behind the belief that you are not good enough to smile at life in the morning and let go of dreams with a smile in the evening.
If you are lost, it means that you have freedom and thus opportunities. If you have more options, you can make conscious decisions and that is what separates us from animals. So we get lost at least every so often.
If we had to think (Descartes) because we are, then we would never experience time without thought, which means time without evaluation. If we are aware of the moment without thought, we can feel the purity of energy.
It’s not enough to have a good time. You need to be aware that you are having a good time. And if you haven’t done anything about it, then that pleasant feeling won’t be so sweet because it’s not yours.