Q: My question is about speech because I feel it carries a lot of responsibility. I find what you say both clear and impeccable – a source of inspiration. Words can carry so much wisdom and love but they can also hurt. I sometimes notice that energy leaks through speech and I’m often more sensitive to how people say something than the words they say. Where does speech come from?
John: When you speak from what’s usual in your self, the tendency is to speak because of what you think, which is because of what you feel. We tend to think because we feel. Whatever that is, we say. That’s a conditioned way of speaking.
When you’re gentled within your heart and you remain that way as you move in your self, you’ll move in a deeper level of your self. Where you’re consciously moving a realness, real from deeper within, and streaming that in your self, then you’ll feel because you know, and you’ll think because you know, and you’ll speak because you’re clear.
A deeper quality of speaking takes place where there is containment within the self – not containment by way of repression or suppression, but containment because there isn’t the personal need to speak.
Containment means that your self isn’t leaky, that from a deeper level within there are degrees of mastery of your self. That makes your self in service to everything that is deeper in you, instead of taking the lead in everything.
Q: Thank you.