Updated: Sep 6
The best meditations for me are the single word contemplation. It’s easily done, one sits with open eyes, with a piece of paper and a pen. All attention and energy goes it resolving a single word. Thought goes to unraveling the meanings, by that definition we define and redefine the word and how it relates to us. The lesson in the word and how we can apply it to our daily life … if we can at all.
I’ve been doing this work when thinking of the 7 Sacred Teachings.
Seven simple words, disassembled and deduced to emotions and matter which you can breathe. That energy absorbed and made part of you, with it deeper understanding as to what they truly mean. Only because you’ve unlocked it for yourself and begin the process to making it part of everything you are and everything you do.
This teaching is kept by Sabe. It represents this law and teaching symbolically reflects the understanding of honesty. The elders say that when you are honest and have nothing to hide or be ashamed of, your spirit is the size of the Sabe. When you lie or do something you regret and hide it from the people, it can affect you negatively, it can eat away at your spirit, suppressing it and not allowing it to shine. Instead we must try be honest to ourselves and to others. To be truly honest was to keep the promises one made to the Creator, to others and to oneself.
It is defined as:
is to speak the truth and act truthfully.
a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyalty, fair, and sincere.
What is Honesty
"When you are honest you have nothing to hide..." That alone speak volumes. It speaks about acceptance and vulnerability. To stand as yourself, it's empowering. Allowing others to see you, to really see you. Sharing gifts and passions willing to experience it, with you because it's important to. Hiding away because of the fears that no one would understand, would cause anyone to shrink away and disconnect.
is in your actions,
is in your words.
allows you to be trusted by others
it is seeing and embracing who you are
allowing others to see it also
How do you practice Honesty?
Contemplate this for yourself. Discover the methods that work for you.
Although keep in mind writing it down is not truly practicing. But a simple step into understanding it better.
It is the difference in knowing the teaching and putting it into practice. How we do this, is up to us as individuals.
These sacred words are not simple things, they are a way of being. To embody and envelop these words they become part of us and our way of life.