With the rain still pouring down outside, I ran out of library books to read yesterday. I had finished them all and was not eager to go out in the rain to get more, so I looked through my library shelves and found one. It is old and has followed me since my teenage years. The top is chewed away by roaches but only the first line of every page was hampered and so I could still read the book. It is a book I treasure and so rereading it again was a joy. It was the book ‘Siddhartha’ by Herman Hesse. A little book power packed with insights.
Near to the end of the book was a section that caught my eye and made me think about what I wrote yesterday, about words and how we speak to each other. In the book Hesse said “Everything that is thought and expressed in words is one-sided, only half the truth; it all lacks totality, completeness, unity.” How has humanity lost sight of this fact so completely? So many speak out or speak at and in their hearts THEY are right! So they speak, but seldom do they hear the true response, for their truth is the only truth. To believe that, that is the illusion we are swimming in.
It seems to me the true act of awakening is not a thought process, but an emotional process, of being free enough from judgment and ego to accept what is and allow it to pass through you carefully noticed, rather than trying to get that person to see things another way. That way is his way, your way is your way, but through acceptance of each, we can become one and end the division that is destroying our progress forward.
End of my afterthought! Be well my friends, find the courage to dig deep and remain open to ALL the world, not just the one you reside in. Perhaps it is time to stop thinking and talking and at last learn the fine art of just BEING in this world.
Blessings to you all. ❤