Gary Lawless suggests that the world, as a living being, and its inhabitants speak to us, asking for help. Do we listen?
I told the boys, as they grew up, that listening and hearing are different. We hear, but, without listening, what we hear disappears immediately. In the busyness and rush of daily living, it is hard and sometimes impossible to be mindful and attentive.
When we sense the world, other humans, animals, and plants come alive for us and give the world continuously new meaning.
In yesterday’s post, Every Movement, I wrote about creating never being completed. It becomes an infinite event that continuously occurs and calls for us to be wakeful even in our dreams. Creation sings in a delicate, beautiful language that we share with the world and its inhabitants.
When we recognize Creation as a continuous event, our hearts open up and we become one with the rest of Creation, able to help.
When the animals come to us
asking for our help,
will we know what they are saying?
When the plants speak to us
in their delicate, beautiful language,
will we be able to answer them?
When the planet herself
sings to us in our dreams,
will we be able to wake ourselves, and act?