Talk As Inquiry

 

I am reading The Wonder of Presence by Toni Packer, and am reminded of how talks can function as inquiry. One person shares her immediate findings of inquiry, and this allows others to awaken inquiry for themselves.

So it is both a sharing, and – as always – something each one has to do for themselves.

Of course, it may be that some of what she says is from memory – of past experiences of inquiry, so it is not quite as clean as said above. And this is also a one-way sharing, at least as outlined in the book, although it could be that the real-life situation is more of a juicy two-way and collective sharing.

In any case, her approach seems very fresh, alive and immediate. And simple, homey and demystifying as well.

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