The Heart of the Matter
December 10, 2010
The Tourist Syndrome

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Sometimes, when a person hears about a Living Master, an odd phenomenon takes place. I call it the "Tourist Syndrome." No matter how sincere the seeker is or how approachable the teacher, a funny dance ensues -- not unlike the way some tourists relate to shop owners in foreign cities.

Anyway... if this intrigues you, click here. Words of Peace Global has just published it on their nifty blog. (How often do you use the word "nifty?" Not often, I bet).

But I digress. On to The Tourist Syndrome... and the rest of your day.

Illustration by Barbara Bash
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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at December 10, 2010 02:45 PM


Aaah..a lovely story! But, perhaps I especially relate, being a travel agent, who has experienced this syndrome many times while traveling. I've experienced it the other way too..and I'm so glad I entered that shop..Best move I ever made!

Posted by: Valorie Berman [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 12, 2010 03:02 PM

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