„The deepest hallowed intoned thought is the leader of our lives, and when it is found out people know us in reality and not until then.“ (see for reference here.)
Mary Baker Eddy dictated this observation and this text has been with my husband and me for a long time.
We know each other truly, and only then, when we perceive something of this „deepest hallowed intoned thought“. I feel that this is perceiving every one’s spiritual identity with its rich and unique mix of qualities, talents, affections.
We get to know each other when we listen and let Love unfold its own gentle plan. We get to know each other when we refrain from the attempt to steering another’s perception of us. We get to know each other when we honor the space others occupy. „Where God is we can meet, and where God is we can never part,“ writes Mary Baker Eddy in Miscellany, p. 151.
Few people, I feel, could say as meaningful things about people than Paul. From a wealth of meaningful encounters with an immense number of people from all social classes, cultures, characters, Paul handed out this piece of advice: "Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone." (1. Thess. 5: 15, NLT)
So building a meaningful life is linked to getting to know each other, truly. It is moving away from our own story to getting to know people in their true light and meaning. Isn't this what the essence of life is about - Life?
Have a happy day today, filled with meaningful encounters.
Who is writing?
In my work as Christian Science practitioner and writer I draw on listening to God and listening to people.