Drink Deeply by Lesley | Aug 20, 2012 | consciousness, Devotion, Soul | 19 comments What the mind says ceases to matter when I stop listening to it, and instead listen to soul. 19 Comments Rudy Anderson on August 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm Listening to “soul” is so elusive, it seems to me, so I try to listen to the part of me that I have decided is closest to soul — to love and understanding — and that will have to do until Soul and mind stop playing hide-and-seek. This is a beautiful photograph and a perfect contemplation for this morning. I love your inspired and inspiring blogs, Lesley! Reply Lesley on August 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm Thank you, Rudy. Yes, that is a beautiful way to distinguish mind from soul. I find that whenever I am thinking, I am listening to mind. When I am in the moment being the love in whatever I am currently doing, I am listening to soul. Reply Rudy Anderson on August 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm Very well said, Lesley. The “moment” is always precious and it is becoming the “answer” more and more. Reply Lesley on August 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm Thank you, Rudy, it seems the “moment” and the “love” are keys here. Good reminder to me in my way busy day. Reply Debra Kuszewski on August 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm Ooooooo…..Nice! So true Rudy and Lesley. thank you. I try not to let myself get frustrated for not being able to distinguish between the two, but I do cause I really want to listen to Soul rather than Mind. And that is so helpful Rudy/Lesley about love and understanding. continually deeper understandings until the ultimate goal is recognized. so much love lovers of Soul Reply Lesley on August 21, 2012 at 6:34 pm Your determination is beautiful, Debra. You are such a love-filled soul already, and you are right, the deeper understanding continues to come, and with it more and more love. Blessings! Reply Marian Vigil on August 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm Thanks you for the beautiful reminder, Lesley. And Rudy’s comments are so helpful, too. On Saturday night, a very dear friend of mine had a massive heart attack and translated, leaving behind a beautiful fiancee and now aborted wedding plans. Initially, I grieved heavily, but continued to remind myself to seek the Master’s comfort and soul’s viewpoint. I didn’t do so well at first. But then this morning, I had a beautiful contemplation and finally the “aha” moment when I realized that everything around me will eventually leave, but the Master is eternal. My mind knew that, but couldn’t realize it. I think “Soul” finally got the message through to me and grief turned to great joy. How timely your post is for me today. Reply Lesley on August 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm Marian, it is wonderful to see you here and hear your story. The difference between knowing something with the mind and recognizing it, owning it, in soul, is like night and day. I am so happy for your realization. We really are eternal. That knowing has been coming deeply to me lately. Such a relief to really know it. The truth of life is that. Reply Deborah Harvey on August 21, 2012 at 10:28 pm Lovely picture and wonderful message. I can appreciate all of the comments shared. I suppose anytime we are wrestling with something we are in the mind. When we are in the love its always Soul. Reply Lesley on August 22, 2012 at 7:55 pm That is a great distinction, Deborah. And since we do have to go through mind to get to soul, we do wrestle, so even that challenge contains limitless love. Reply Sage Kimble on August 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm Ah, thank you for this post and thread of comments. Wrestling with the mind is so futile, and yet it is constantly clamoring for attention, like a spoiled brat. Gently coming back to the Divine Presence by listening with love and understanding, is the only antidote for mind’s obsessions. I ask myself, How would the Beloved view this, or what might soul’s viewpoint be if I could see it. This seems to be the biggest task I’m working with these days, so I appreciate this conversation. Reply Lesley on August 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm Thank you, Sage. I really like what you say about asking. I have found that that action alone frees up soul because the mind is so arrogant that it never asks, so moving into that position of helplessness always loosens mind’s reins, allowing the love to flow in. Reply Bob Watson on August 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm What an interesting observation and statement: “…that the mind is so arrogant that it never asks, so moving into that position of helplessness always loosens mind’s reins, allowing the love to flow in.” Thank you for sharing this. There’s much to think about here. Reply facebook_marian.vigil.1 on August 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm Sage, thank you for your post and sharing “How would the Beloved view this…”. That brought such a beautiful image to me and I felt a huge opening and relaxing as I read it and contemplated what it meant. Reply Sammi Law on August 24, 2012 at 4:11 am Ah! The sound of one hand clapping! It has been my experience that the language of the Soul is easily understood by my soul. The challenge is that I can’t wrap my head around it. So, i simply accept that the communication is ceaseless. My understanding is the the transducer for the frequency is the Medulla Oblongata, which I have also heard called “the Mouth of God” My practice is to listen to the sound of my mind not thinking. Reply Lesley on August 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm Sammi, Your post brought a gigantic smile to my face. All of what you say is wonderful, but this really lit me up: “My practice is to listen to the sound of my mind not thinking.” That is such a sweet and generous view of listening to the Divine current. Thank you! Reply Yared Kifle on August 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm I completely agree. Reply Canton on August 27, 2012 at 11:44 am Hi Lesley, Great photo! Reply Lesley on August 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm Thank you, Canton! I took it on a llama trek at Arsenic Springs in the Rio Grande Gorge at Wild Rivers Recreation Area north of Taos. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.