Liz Kingsnorth and Rosalind Pearmain have been working on a book on Heartful Communication. Liz informed Daaji that they were not clear about the goal of the book.
Daaji humorously commented, “There’s something wrong with my communication that you still didn’t get it.” On a serious note, he added, “It is to propagate these principles of communication to the world. While that is fundamental, you may complicate it by adding various theories of psychology and so on.”
Daaji then asked them to bridge the content with Marshall Rosenberg’s method of Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and provide references to his work in the proposed book.
Liz asked if the objective of the book was to bring people to Heartfulness. Daaji replied, “Even if they don’t come to Heartfulness but improve the way they communicate, it serves the purpose.”
He clarified that the book would showcase the Heartfulness way of communication in addition to NVC, and how to naturally imbibe and practice the principles in day-to-day life.
Earlier, Daaji had given an evoking reply to an e-mail regarding the ability to listen and understand:
The art of listening beyond what is spoken
Everything speaks, provided we have the ears to listen. A baby’s language may sound like gibberish to a stranger, but the baby’s mother understands it very well. It is heart-warming to witness the communication between a newborn and the mother. Her heightened resonance with her infant enables her to understand every hint of what her baby is communicating.
Many messages contain no words, yet they are totally understood:
A musician appreciates subtle musical nuances that go unnoticed by others who do not understand the language of music.
A single glance in a mature relationship speaks volumes, and another glance is its response: “Ankhon hi ankhon mein ishara ho gaya.”
A plant needs water, and the gardener knows.
A farmer observes the tendrils of his vegetable-yielding creepers. Immediately, he rearranges them.
A good pathologist studies a blood sample and knows what the red-blood cells are conveying. Not every pathologist understands their language.
One doctor orders test after test before settling on a diagnosis. Another doctor asks just a few questions, then concludes and prescribes. Your physician, who has known you for many years, knows just what to do before you even open your mouth!
The spectrum of communication, from a high level to a mid-level to poor, and finally, the inability to perceive or express anything at all, is very broad. Much depends on the condition of the individual, whether they are sattvik, rajasic, or tamasic.
For meditators, the ability to perceive and communicate within is child’s play for some, while others remain oblivious to what the heart is trying to convey. Over time, we learn the language of the heart and begin to perceive every little nuance unfolding within.