The Heart of the Matter
September 22, 2008
No Word for Thesaurus


Did you know there's no synonym in the thesaurus for "thesaurus"? And while the eskimos 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."

And so, in that existential spirit, here's what it feels like whenever I see Maharaji.

1. Landing on Free Parking in Monopoly
2. Being rebooted
3. Coming home
4. Going back to Square One, only to discover there was no square. The sides of the square had been removed or were never there in the first place.
5. Being at the most incredible party in the world

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 felt 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. A spa for the soul

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. The answer to every Zen koan ever asked

31. The blissful breaking of my pinata
32. A diamond cutter's stroke
33. Knocking on heaven's door, only to discover I was 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, and Chris Rock all laughing at a joke no one told.
39. Surfing Hawaiian waves of love
40. These two whirling dervishes walk into a bar

Feel free to add your own, by clicking on "Post a Comment" below...

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at September 22, 2008 10:10 PM


Being with Maharaji is better than having a dream of being in a field and finding scads of change.

Posted by: Jaimo [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 17, 2008 07:33 PM

Being with Maharaji is like having a dream of stepping off and soaring way into the air.

Posted by: Jaimo [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 17, 2008 07:34 PM

Today when he spoke, he stole my heart and brought it back home!

Posted by: Eveline Dannenburg [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 22, 2009 08:35 PM

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