1.7.14

DAY 535

the secret sound

"If you want the truth, I’ll tell you the truth: Listen to the secret sound, the real sound, which is inside you."

Kabir


After reading this quote (that resonated deeply with me) I realized that in fact,  this is becoming the only routine of my personal practice: I listen and listen and when I think I have nothing else to listen, I listen again.

I listen with my ears but also with my whole being because that secret sound inside me shows up in many different ways. I listen and pay attention to what I am noticing and try to name my feelings, my unease, the things that lead me to serenity. I listen through the language of my body, through its sickness; through my photos and the words I send to the world; through my changing mood, my anger, my joy and my silences.

And step by step I get in touch with that secret sound, the secret voice of my soul, that connects me to a wisdom that is bigger than me,  I unravel its language and figure out what it´s trying to tell me.

From time to time, I get lost in this translation: the emotional noise is loud and I am not able to set connections. When this happens I try to be back to basics. I listen how I am talking to others (and to myself) and behind the tone of my voice, its tessitura, the words I am using, after a few moments, I recognize the soft whisper of that secret sound, the delicate guidance of my soul...

I have come to understand that it uses even the most banal talk to reach me and this has been maybe the most amazing find I have made: everything is a channel that the highest consciousness uses to talk to me about me and ABOUT the meaning of my -our- stay here


4 comments:

Carola Bartz said...

Listening is one of the most difficult things to do, I think, especially listening to oneself.
Your photo is so beautiful - it sets a calm and peaceful mood, also one of a good solitude.

Aga Gasiniak said...

Thank you for a great reminder, Zena. Good to have you back :)

Deborah Tisch said...

How profound and wise. I'm so glad I read this today.

Jeanne said...

It is so important to listen, and then to HEAR also and act on what you have heard! Have not seen you for awhile!

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