The Meaningful Trails (19)

Written by Gede Prama

Words have the potential to become both the source of danger and also the source of Light. It is what the deep souls discover. Therefore, most of those with a deep soul choose to remain silent in smiles, rather than drowning in words. As a reflection, one of the important reasons that made the world become dark and dreary is because there are way too many people whose unaware of the potential danger of words. In the moment when a person is upset and being rude, furthermore if the harsh words are then being broadcasted by a world-class media, it will not only make the garden within the soul arid, yet will also drought the earth. On top of that, the world that has been made small into the size of a global village by the social media is also affecting and prolong the effects of harsh words. Like causing a small motion in one part of the spider web, it is only a matter of time until those inappropriate words return to the respective person in the form of a wounded soul. Some friends whose deeply exploring hypnotherapy share a secret, even the mistakes that being made hundreds of years ago, in a few cycle of previous births, might cause a major depression in the present life.

Learning from this experience, the presence of the book written by Larry Dossey, MD “Healing Words: The power of prayer and the practice of medicine” is worth pondering. This book is indeed telling more about the effect of prayer on healing. Yet, in some parts of the book, he is also sharing the effect of words. In a simple yet profound language, at the moment when someone utters a prayer with all his senses, consciously and subconsciously, and the recipient is also willing to accept it with all of his consciousness and unconsciousness, there is a possibility that the spoken prayer contributes in healing. It is similar to the teachings of Tantra. In the moment when a very sincere Guru meets a well-devoted student, there is a possibility of a spiritual transmission to happen. And the transmission might happen thru words, thru the symbol of Light, or even thru other various ways that seem absurd. In short, words are a kind of power. Similar to a sword, in the hands of a child, the sword of words could be very dangerous. Yet, in the hands of a spiritual Samurai, the sword of words might become very luminous.

Speaking of which, not everything in the mind is worthy to be expressed into words. Not every feelings that being experienced can be written in public spaces. If you wish to use words as a power to heal the wound within the soul, the approach of using a personal diary, as being referred in psychology, is more recommended. Whatever appears in either the mind or feeling, write it down in a highly secret journal. No need to fear of being called rude or furious, no need to fear of being called as an impolite person, simply write, write and write. The more the better. Nevertheless, whenever you feel there is a stillness within, you should be doing what meditation suggests. Re-read your writings, deeply feel the complexity of suffering behind your harsh words and rudeness. Radiate a smile of acceptance and forgiveness, in a way of a wise grandfather whom watching his grandchildren jumping around. Being in this way, your words will then be the power that will help you understand the soul more deeply. At the same time will be helping you to become the deepest healer for yourself. As a conclusion, start learning to choose your words more wisely from today onwards. Remember, beautiful souls, words might put the soul in danger, yet can also make the soul glow. In case you are uncertain of how your words will be transmitting a message that lead to either danger or light, always remember to rest the mind in a smile.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama.
Photo: Private Collection.

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Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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