What has the internet done to our communications when love or friendships are involved? When the internet is so easily accessible, it becomes the first mode of communication where words take on the greatest of meaning. Do we become lost and literally zapped by the electromagnetic waves of the computer, losing touch with all other sources of reality that generate powerful feelings and connections in the first place?
To step aside from the exchange of words opens the mind to an extraordinary place where the conduit between two beings is instead in the stars and the cosmos. This reality brings a completely new aspect to a relationship that would not exist were it to simply revolve around communication via words.
Taking comfort in this unknown…
Love especially requires trust, touch, belief and full presence. How easy is it, when the other is not by our side, to replace needs that love craves with intimacies only found in words? Isn’t this a trap that has the potential to create craziness as the most tender and vulnerable moments arise and require immediacy?
What happened to the days of waiting months for a hand-written letter to arrive by horseback, with love in your heart?
Think about how hungry you can become for every word from a loved one, and how you desire complete dedication from this person. You may want to see it all summarized, maybe on your computer screen, so that your heart is complete! But is this possible? Isn’t it the energy emanating from the warm body that you desire, not words emanating from tin? Yet, with this accessibility, maybe you will live as if it is completely possible to be fulfilled in this manner and pursue it!
However, there is much to be said without words… that which can be most easily transmitted with silence and/or eye contact. While sitting right next to another person, eye to eye, we can feel reactions, reasons for hesitance and see the beauty in taking the time to say what is true in the moment (or transmit it in silence).
We can confirm what is true with words, but if we learn to put them aside and focus more on the unspoken, we can read a more powerful sentence… the energy of the universe.
To imagine a world consisting of sand and stars and people being those stars and connecting on that level is true unity…
© r.e.l. 9/21/10
3 thoughts on “words or sand?”
This is so profoundly true, Robin. I have spent much of my life traveling alone or in solitude… but thankfully, I have also been privileged to spend quality time with wide open people, drinking in Presence, dancing, laughing, celebrating, gazing through eyes into mystery and Pure Light. And there is this third thing: the soul mate… Light in warm flesh and blood, that one unique soul, two souls become something much more than two… weaving into the Third Element of healing, Divine Love… Ah… how and when?
I want to say, on the other side, that words can weave soul to soul across the endless reaches, when they convey, as your’s do, the beauty beyond time and space.
thank you blake… i can see both sides of this. when loving someone from afar, there is more energy behind this… as usual, i enjoy hearing your words. i work hard to transmit something beautiful through words too…
Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the issues.
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