Words, that form languages, are inherently violent and often corrupts. Language is rigid and structured and doesn’t allow the exploration of the vastness and depth of thoughts and emotions that we feel or can express. We say things we don’t mean. We don’t know how to say things we really mean. We interpret what others say by perceiving it from our understanding of those words.
I have been guilty of all these a million times in the past.
Words, therefore, restrict me from expressing fully what sacredness means to me. I have struggled in my head to describe its essence but have failed repeatedly. I know what it’s not:
Sacredness is not about finding ‘divinity’
It’s not about rituals and prayers
It’s not about energies and vibes
It’s also not about being blessed
And I know how finding the sacred is changing how I live my life:
Sacredness is in having conscious conversations
It’s in deep listening – to yourself and to everything around you
It’s in trusting life and the map of your soul
It’s in understanding the inherent-ness in everything
It’s in seemingly serendipitous events and connections
It’s in being ‘conscious’
It’s also in unshackling yourself and letting go
Perhaps, the closest explanation of this can be what the Shaman master once told me – “the more individual you become, the more universal you become.” When you find your intrinsic self, you find your universal self. And when you find your universal self, everything around you become sacred.
Living the sacred daily is not just limited to the few things I mentioned above. There’s more, much more. But I am unable to find any more words to express.