The Heart of the Matter
February 21, 2013
No Synonym for Thesaurus

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Did you know that there's no synonym in the thesaurus for "thesaurus"?

And while the eskimoes may have 52 words for "snow," the rest of us are left howling in the wind when it comes time to expressing what we really mean by "love."

That being said, here goes -- what it feels like, to me, whenever I get to listen to Prem Rawat's message of peace.

1. Coming home

2. Being rebooted

3. Going back to Square One, only to discover there is no square -- only wide-open space.

4. The answer to every Zen koan ever asked

5. A spa for the soul

6. Finding buried treasure in my own backyard

7. Letting go of everything

8. The first day of Spring

9. Sunbathing on the roof at the top of the world

10. Unplugging from the madness

11. Following the yellow brick road

12. An early Thanksgiving

13. The cherry on top of the sundae I feel no guilt about eating


14. A cool breeze

15. The eye of the storm

16. Falling in love for the first time

17. Putting down my heavy load

18. Opening a present I didn't think I deserved

19. Pushing "pause" on the universal remote

20. Being at the most incredible party in the world

21. The space between in breath and out

22. Being kissed by the infinite

23. The music Mozart listened to when he was done composing

24. Effortlessly experiencing the virtues all religions espouse

25. The promised land

26. Consciousness revealed


27. A grand slam home run in the bottom of the ninth

28. Happiness squared

29. The breath within the breath

30. Landing on Free Parking in Monopoly

31. The blissful breaking of my pinata

32. A diamond cutter's stroke

33. Knocking on heaven's door, only to discover I am knocking from the inside

34. Experiencing that each step is also an arrival

35. Discovering a secret room in my house

36. Receiving a very large inheritance

37. The happy marriage of laughter and tears


38. George Carlin, Mel Brooks, Jonathan Winters, Groucho Marx, Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Steven Wright, Peter Sellers, Sid Caesar, Jerry Seinfeld, Henny Youngman, Bill Hicks, Chris Rock, and Santa Claus all laughing at a joke no one can remember.

39. Surfing Hawaiian waves of love

40. These two whirling dervishes walk into a bar


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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at February 21, 2013 10:10 PM


Hello Mitch, I really really enjoyed this post. There is no way words will ever be able to express the beauty and the infinity of this feeling, but it feels sooooooo good to even try to convey a tiny bit of it...
Thank you

Posted by: José Luis Tubert [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 12, 2012 11:45 PM

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