Cracking The Oyster
Happy Sunday! Welcome to Day 16 of Journey of Worth!
Oh, the Danes are some happy people! On the world index they are among the happiest 10 nations on the planet. Having met Susan’s Danish “family” (I hate putting that in quote marks as they really are family though not by blood) last summer when they visited the U.S., I have to say these folks fit the bill. These people laugh…A LOT! They laugh and laugh and laugh about everything it seems. As an American who has traveled many places in the world, but never to one of the Socialist Democratic countries, I found it intriguing and a little disturbing (in a good way) that people can laugh that much. I’ve been to several countries in Europe and the Middle East, meaning that I’ve either been to places where people are not terribly happy (Europe) or not happy at all (Middle East) because they’re surrounded by armed forces carrying assault weapons and are being stopped at check-points where they may or may not be detained and/or killed at the twitch of the wrong muscle group.
Things definitely do NOT have to make sense to make sense; it matters neither where you go in this world nor who is doing the talking. I’ll definitely vouch for that! Whether we’re trying to communicate with children or foreigners speaking a completely different language, we always have one fun option for communication though, we will always have charades when all else fails!
So, grab yourself a temperature appropriate beverage, get to your favorite cushy reading spot, and as always…
We are ALL One. You are not alone. Alone becomes All One in Unity and Healing. You are that which I am, which we become together. There is no separation—we mend the pieces: At One there are no limits, at One there are no boundaries. At One you are free—with me.
Does this Guiding Thought make any sense to you? It’s kind of like, I know what it’s trying to say, but if I actually think about it, it makes no sense.
And somehow that makes sense.
Here’s how I know it makes sense:
1) I have a friend with a child (let’s call him Randy) who is just learning to speak. Randy can sort of put a sentence together; his r’s sound like w’s, and a lot his words come out as just-beyond-baby-talk-gibberish. When Randy says something from out-of-the-blue, I listen closely. What is he saying? I know he’s saying something; I just don’t understand it. Most of the time, try as I might, I have no clue what Randy is saying. His father interprets for me and I think, “Ohhh…is that what that was”? But, when Randy says something in a context, I don’t need to understand the words. I just know what he’s saying from the context, and I don’t have to understand him to understand the communication.
2) When I lived in Denmark and I was learning the language, there was this phrase that people always said when they got off a bus, and at other times when someone did something nice. It sounded like “takskaduha”, really fast. I knew to say it; I knew it was proper, I knew it somehow meant “thank you”. So I said it, and no one ever laughed at me (that I know of). But I kept thinking, “What am I saying”??? I felt really foolish, but I finally asked a friend, “Hvad er ‘takskaduha’’”? She said it slower, pronouncing all of the dropped letters “tak skal du have”, which means, “Thanks, you shall have”. Ahhhhhh! Of course. Silly me.
Things don’t always have to make sense to make sense.
That’s how I feel today about the Guiding Thought. Somehow it makes sense, and if I don’t think about it too much, I know it makes sense. So, I’m just going to leave it at that, and read it another dozen times…