The Color of Truth
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched… but are felt in the heart ~Helen Keller
There is an ancient Chinese art of painting porcelain. It requires, more than skill and precision, a deep trust and patience in the process. It involves painting thin layers of pigment, one at a time, on the porecelain, letting each dry and soak into the porccelain itself. But even when dry, the pigment doesn’t reveal its color. You never know what the color will be until the porcelain is fired in the kiln – that is, until the pigment is burned into the porcelain itself.
This is remarkably like the life of questions that come from living. We use the brush of our feelings to paint our questions into our heart. But only after the fire of experience, only after our felt questions are burned by expereince into our heart, only then do we see the color of truth emerge.
So there are no answers to the deeper questions of living, ony the emerging of colors of truth which we must find the trust and patience to live into.
This week’s Soul Challenge:
*sit quietly adn bring to mind the color of a truth you have personally lived into
*using your breath, unravel this truth back to the questions you had before living it
*note the difference and share the story of this truth with a friend
Chief Travel Partner
Thank you for sharing this journey with me.
I love you deeply, for in truth we are old friends.
We are One.