Sunday, July 11, 2010
It is amazing how attached we are to our language until we are plopped into a place where no speaks it or even if they do there is a translation process happening that doesn't always work. Sub-text doesn't translate exactly! This just proves that language or mantra is an equal manifestation of the heart and the mind. These two aspects of us marry to create an artistic baby of unique expression.
At first when you are hanging around with people who don't speak your language you feel like you can't wait to get out of there. However, you can't because you don't want to be rude and deep down you want to learn their language so you just be patient. Catch the little words here and there that you can or simply soften to observe and drink in the mannerisms and gestures.
The mind wants to resist just like meditation, it wants to do anything but be still like the mouse Ganesh sits on. Though if the mind is simply placed in this situation and the heart and body stay steady for the mind. The mind gets bored with fighting and decides to join in because again it wants to move and flutter and play. So the mind starts to figure out anyway it can to understand, learn and communicate.
This process was amazing to me today and was so in the French mind flow that beginning this post in English I had to remember the flow of English. By the way this place is so simple they make their own bread and yogurt, and I get to learn how to do this.