SEED QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION: How do you relate to the notion that you are in fact the entire world, in all its triumphs and tears? Can you share a personal story of a time a transformative shout roared from your heart? What helps you proceed carefully with your transformative shout?
How do you relate to the notion that you are in fact the entire world, in all its triumphs and tears?
YES! For someone who stuggles with vulnerability, this has been a great reminder. We all do have authentic gifts and can share the messages of love and compassion in ways that make sense to us. I feel so strongly about this and with that strength I too commit to making my pocket of ripples. The idea that it can be done by many in small circles soothes my feeling of paralysis. I hope my ripples will one day overlap with yours.
I love this powerful and poetic shout from Ken Wilber. It took me a long time to share my truth, initially timidly and then with less and less timidity, and eventually occasionally shouting. And I have slowly developed a disciplined sharing grounded in compassion, and when I do such I feel full and happy. I remind myself daily that I have the right, responsibility, and privilege to express my truth, and lately it's also become my pleasure. I am part of this world, part of one whole, and how I am affects the whole and vice versa. This is my truth, it has been transformative, and at times it expresses as a transformative shout roared from my heart. What helps me proceed carefully is knowing that there are dangers in this beautiful world, and I want to proceed in a way that contributes to healing and transformation and not be reckless or stupid and cut my own throat or cause hurt to anyone.
I love and admire the uplifting and inspiring message of Ken Wilber. He elegantly and poetically conveys the trasnformative power of communicating the authentic truth. When our vision is clear, we need to express it passionately, boldly, loudly and clearly. As he urges us, "We Must Shout From the Heart." Right now we are hearing loud voices of lies, hatred and divisiveness in our own country. Heavy clouds of darkness have been gathering in the skies of our country spreading across the world. This is the time for us to raise our clear, bold and fearless voice. We cannot sit timidly. We need to express and share our vision passionately, patiently and carefully. History is fiiled with many such movements of awakening, rising and transforming. As Kirkegaard sates when we speak our vision with passion, the truth finally can penetrate the resistance of the world.
I had participated in the Freedom Movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi against the mighty Britsh rule in India. He was a small man fighting nonviolently against the tall British ruler. His clear, brave and passionate voice slowly but steadily prevailed and the mighty British power yielded and quit India. His clear vision and fearless face awakened the hearts and minds of the people and a small voice beacame a roaring sound. Mahtma Gandhi shout from his heart and people listened and joined thier hands with him.There were tears and triumphs but the voice of the truth prevailed. And he inspired many leaders to take a strong stand against injustice.
I would like to conclude with Ken Wilber's words: "Let a radical realization shine from our own faces, and roar from our hearts, and a thunder from our brains."
Jagdish P Dave