In response to a conversation at Forest Wisdom
There is a way between voice and presence
where information flows
in disciplined silence, it opens
with wandering talk, it closes
~Jalal ad-Din Rumi
I think often, as human beings, we miss flow-ways of communication that are very active in our lives... often, the "need to DO something" can interfere with ones listening, which itself would be doing a great deal more-
and I think we potentially could be more open to our relationship to time and distance, not taking it at "face value"- that is, at minds first measurement of what those things are...
I know the academics would get all up in arms over this one (you cannot prove a negative and all that) but as a pointer to what Rumi was speaking of in his poem, I would challenge to see some 'proof', that buddhist monks meditating in the Himalayas RIGHT NOW, are NOT in fact what is holding the world together for us...
I know, I know- its wrong... Im just saying, its a pointer to something that we dont commonly allow for...