There is love that is impossible to express in words. We try with well-worn phrases and gestures, but these seem to fall short. They fall short especially if the object of our love and the connection we have with it is sacred, beyond the material.
This is why Nature is such a blessing. It doesn’t drag us into Word World. We are allowed to be with it, capture the moment, laugh and cry without explaining.
Words are an attempt to share those feelings. They fall short, but they are better than nothing…or maybe not. Words touch the feeling, but can’t fully embrace it. Sometimes we’re better off shutting up.
Shutting up can be lonely if we haven’t fully reached Love Beyond Words, but it invites us to actively listen to silence. Joel Goldsmith wrote a book entitled, “The Thunder of Silence.” He shares that consciousness is experienced beyond random blah-blah-blah. Our attempts to touch Universal Love with intellect can actually block its flow.
As I write this, I feel like I’m leaning into silence and if you hold my virtual hand, we may be able to feel it together. I hope so.
If you have a dog or a cat, they can be gurus. If you silently watch the creatures who operate in silence, they lead the way. They operate without words unless we seduce them into our confusing human ways. Let the natural beings take the lead. Let the fragrance of blossoms be your music. Take flight with the hawk and breathe water like the fishes.
I dedicate this to Patricia Cowan and Teets, her beloved kitty, who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
With quiet love,