The Voice of Our Soul
How do we hear the voice of our own soul? How do we cultivate a practice of inner listening? Might it help to: slow down to better sense an intuitive nudge; be present to what arises in the moment with a playful curiosity; pose questions to your soul, imagine responses and write them in a journal; practice Love's presence by being gentle and kind?
Join me this Thursday in yoga where together we will draw on our listening-imaginations to practice a pause, savor a moment, and perhaps hear a soft voice that calls us by name and says "You are mine".
When you take the time to draw on your listening-imagination, you will begin to hear this gentle voice at the heart of your life. It is deeper and surer than all the other voices of disappointment, unease, self-criticism and bleakness. All holiness is about learning to hear the voice of your own soul. It is always there and the more deeply you learn to listen, the greater surprises and discoveries that will unfold. To enter into the gentleness of your own soul changes the tone and quality of your life. Your life is no longer consumed by hunger for the next event, experience or achievement. You learn to come down from the treadmill and walk on the earth. You gain a new respect for yourself and others and you learn to see how wonderfully precious this one life is. You begin to see through the enchanting veils of illusion that you had taken for reality. You no longer squander yourself on things and situations that deplete your essence. You know now that your true source is not outside you. Your soul is your true source and a new energy and passion awakens in you.
John O’Donahue Beauty: The Invisible Embrace
Truly my soul finds rest in the Beloved; my salvation comes from God. Truly the Beloved is my rock and my salvation; God is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62 NIV
The desire to know you own soul will end all other desires. Rumi