Deepest level of communication is wordless

Open air Church, Cochi, India

Open air Church, Kochi, India

I stand among you as one who offers a small message of hope, that first, there are always people who dare to seek on the margin of society, who are not dependent on social acceptance, not dependent on social routine, and prefer a kind of free-floating existence under a state of risk.

And among these people, if they are faithful to their own calling, to their own vocation, and to their own message from God, communication on the deepest level is possible.

And the deepest level of communication is not communication, but communion.

It is wordless.

It is beyond words, and it is beyond speech, and it is beyond concept.

*Thomas Merton:  The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton

5 thoughts on “Deepest level of communication is wordless

  1. No like buttons? I like what you are saying.

    Sadly if the Government would get out the way, the person you describe is ‘supposed to have been’ the American citizen. And America was born to be the Nation what was to have offered all who sought refuge to way and a means and a place to seek their fortunes and chase their dreams. I think the idea though was for each man to EARN his/her own way as opposed to the socialist society we’ve become since 911, basically.— not that our ‘elected Government leaders’ having been building up to the final goal since before most of us were ever born.

    I think Janis Joplin hit the nail on the head when she said, “Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.” These days, we are all slaves to the IRS and the Banks and we can thank our Government and the side-stepping of our Constitution for that FACT. The mere fact that PRIVATE Bankers control our economy pretty much directs our future, or shall I say, our departure from being a ‘free’ Nation comprised of ‘free’ individuals who are free to seek their dreams.

    (Janis Joplin … Me and Bobby McGee) .. a rough version.

    I have come to my own conclusion — Freedom is an illusion. Most of us are too busy chasing a dollar to be able to truly express ourselves from within. 🙂

    • Throw back song! Brings back plenty of memories of my hay days. It’s true then, still true now. Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose. I say that a lot in mind (I have nothing to lose).

      Wow, Marcy, wow… When freedom is use it wisely, it has to be for the good of humanity.

      Your comment is more and way better than like. ❤

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