Inquiry: If it is alive for them, they would use their own words

 

If it is alive for them, they would use their own words.

  1. … (I am going directly to #4 and the turnarounds, since I did this one with a facilitator.)
  2. Who would I be without the thought?
    • Joy. Intimacy. Interest. Engaged, from heart and belly.
    • What is available to me? Sense of connection. Open heart. Receptivity. Engaged.
  3. Turnarounds.
    • If it is alive for them, they would not use their own words. **

      • Yes, it may be alive and they chose to use traditional terminology out of respect for the tradition. I know people like this, and it is beautiful.
      • It is alive for them, and they use words from the tradition for the sake of others, for the sake of communication. Also beautiful.
      • It is alive for them, and they use words from the tradition out of innocence. They are innocent of the whole “use your own word” idea. Beautiful.
      • It is alive to them, and they use the words from the tradition because they now understand them.
      • It is alive to them, and they don’t know (yet) how to use their own words, so use the words available to them.
      • It is alive for them, and go to the words most readily available to them which are the traditional ones.
    • If it is alive for me, I would use my own words.

      • Yes, this is my pattern. I try to find words alive for me, to describe what is alive for me.
      • When something is alive for me, I sometimes go out of my way to use my own words, and do it out of a belief, a should, a way to show that it is alive for me. A way to feel superior, that I am right, to show that I get it.
    • If it is not alive for them, they would use their own words.

      • Yes, they would use their own words whether it is alive or not to them. We cannot help using our own words. Even when we parrot, we use our own words. As we speak, the words become our own.
    • If it is alive for them, they would use their own words.

      • Yes, if it is alive for them, whatever words they use become their own, whether they are from the tradition or not. If it is alive, the words become our own.

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