I enjoyed sitting with a group of people who I did not understand the language. It allowed me to sit with the vibration or resonance of each being rather than the outward projection of words that can often fall short. I have always felt inclined to be truthful, but now somehow, I feel a responsibility to think and speak truthfully. Recognizing the origin of thought, I can appreciate how challenging it is to find accurate words, (manifested forms of thought), to communicate. The second part of the challenge is the person who is reading or listening to the words. He or she has their own set of layers and unique, interpreting reference point for extrapolating the meaning of spoken or written communication received.
The transportation of thought has quite a tricky, human obstacle course to travel: an idea develops, the idea is translated into words, the words are embellished with tones/nuances of expression, the words are received by a different vehicle (a human in this case), the words are translated back into thought, the thoughts are examined/digested by a vehicle with a unique story and slant on receiving/interpreting information. WOW!!! What a journey for an idea to be expressed and received with clarity.
Now that I don't have fear of two-leggeds, I am trusting listening with my heart first and hearing the words as decoration. I have lived with this process with other animals, but it is a new clarity for me with two-leggeds. The "scratchiness" I always experienced with humans was my fear mixed with a desire to trust my heart listening. The voice of humans (written or spoken) is not always aligned to their heart, so a disconnect is experienced in the inner resonance versus the outward expression.
When I hear or read something from someone I have had a deep heart connection with and the words create a disconnect, I am more likely to stay in the truth of my heart and not jump to the path of uncertainty around the word path. Another veil uncovered--the word veil.
|'God is love'; when love is awakened in the heart, God is awakened there.|
Bowl of Saki, May 29, by Hazrat Inayat Khan
|Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:|
Life's light is love; and when the heart is empty of love, a man is living and yet not living; from a spiritual point of view he is dead. When the heart is asleep, he is as though dead in this life, for one can only love through the heart. But love does not mean give and take. That is only a trade; it's selfishness. To give sixpence and receive a shilling is not love. Love is when one loves for the sake of love, when one cannot help but love, cannot do anything but love. Then one is not forced to love; there is no virtue in that. One does not love because another does. It is simply there. It cannot be helped. It is the only thing that makes a person alive. If a person loves one and hates another, what can he know of love? Can you love one person fully if at the same time you cannot bestow a kind glance on some other person? Can you say you love one person fully when you cannot bear him to be loved by someone else as well? Can you hate a person when love is sprinkled like water in your heart? Love is like the water of the Ganges. It is itself a purification. As the Bible says, 'God is love'. When love is awakened in the heart, God is awakened there. When a man has journeyed, he reaches the goal as soon as his heart has reached love.
The Sufi says, 'The Kaba, the divine place, paradise, is the heart of the human being'. That is why he has respect for every heart. Every heart is his Kaba, his shrine. The human heart is the place toward which he bows, for in this heart is God.
Some object to Christ being called divine; but if divinity is not sought in man, then in what shall we seek God? Can divinity be found in the tree, in the plant, in the stone? Yes indeed, God is in all; but at the same time, it is in man that divinity is awakened, that God is awakened, that God can be seen.