Recently when describing how contemplation can be an outcome when using a precise formula of spoken words, a colleague mentioned a verse in the bible as follows:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- King James Bible “Authorized Version”, Cambridge Edition
What a wonderful insight and comparison!
The quote I have connected to in the past as describing this experience comes from Rumi:
“Out beyond right doing and wrong doing there is a field. I will meet you there.”
Here are a few more lines in this chapter that continue to describe an experience of connection that may happen between two people speaking with honesty and listening with empathy.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.