I’m kinda only writing this because I didn’t want to forget and well, this blog thing is so I can make a mental map of life teachings because apparently, I’m fucking visual learner lol.
Before I became deeply interested in people, I never realized how super fucking important language is in sculpting our perspective on life and how limited it is. What I mean by that is that, languages in every region follow whatever belief was practiced so the Japenese will have much more references to Zen Buddhism etc etc. I’m not a pro in this but I would recommend listening to Alan Watts talk about this. He’s an eloquent fucking guy.
So here’s the question I ask a lot and it varies. Let’s say I’m having a conversation about someone’s belief and he/she says they feel strongly about a system they believe in or maybe something like spirituality or tantric sex or love.
I always ask them “What does __________ mean to you exactly?” (with a very pure tone and intention of course)
And holy fuck, I’m always blown away because I get to actually decipher how it is they came to create that thing that they hold so close to their heart and guess what? They become a bit open and we share a moment of “nakedness” and breathe in unity which is beautiful.
I always remind myself to do this and it always seems to work. Try it 🙂