Alo and De Trust
(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.
Copyright ©2018 October 19, 2018
Yan: I was astonished… it has now been almost two years, but still, each time I think of the experience, my mind pauses, and my heart feels an expression that I cannot find words to describe. It was so simple, so very brief… perhaps it might be a common thing for other people to hear, but for me, it was a word that carried more meaning and importance than any other… I am almost brought to tears every time I think of the memory… Jun had lightly kissed me, and then softly said 'I trust you'… she then walked off to return to her activities. At first I was puzzled of why she would say what she said… but her voice was sincere, of a different tone, one that I had never heard before… and then I began to realize what the word 'trust' meant, and I was deeply moved by the word's importance. To trust a person, as deeply as Jun's tone of voice described, it meant a trust that is formed upon a knowing of one's heart… and, to me, it seemed to mean that Jun knows my heart, and she knows which standards weigh the strongest within my heart… she knows, she sincerely does know that I would never, and could never, do anything that could possibly not hold her own happiness to be first in my own life. I was amazed… to say 'I trust you' with that tone, to me, in many ways, it was of more value that being told 'I love you'… it meant to me that our love is not merely correct of harmony, it also meant that our harmony itself is correct, and, to me, that is overwhelming of wonderfulness…
Alo: Quality person not speak, yet trust…
Yan: Yes, precisely… the trust had already existed, silently within our hearts… it was Jun that recognized and first spoke of what is now real within us… trust.
Alo: Painting on wall… revere Jun… quality person not move, yet revere…
Yan: Precisely, and, now, that I have had the opportunity to learn from translating the extremely difficult… but also very simple… sentences… now, more than before, I understand what the sentences mean to me within my own life.
Alo: And, if not already, then recognize also that your reverence, honor, esteem, and love of Jun is not like anyone else's… no poem, and no words can be correct between any people…
Yan: True… the poem was like a general thing… always open for personal interpretation… here, however, it is interesting to me… the poem's idea pointed to a real thing, a real life event that exists within Nature… the event is real, but the variables, are always personal… which also tells me that all ancient writings must be similar, because, that is Nature's way.
Alo: Agreed… ancient texts spoke of emotions… modern languages interpret the old emotions to infer modern emotions… the modern interpretations cannot possibly ever be the same as what the ancients' emotions might have been. I love and deeply care for Jun, but more like a sister and close friend… not a love and caring like yours… we use same words, but the words do not have same meanings.
Yan: Yes, very true… Jun and I, our harmony, it is ours, ours alone… no one else can experience the same harmony… oh, an old saying came to mind… you cannot love and follow two masters… similar here… a fullness of harmony can only exist for one husband and one wife.
Alo: Going with the flow… no paddling left or right, forwards or backwards… not change directions, not go faster, not go slower… going with the flow, means what is says… the flow carries, he who is carried, does nothing more than permit himself to be carried. So likewise is the flow of harmony… no effort, no force… harmony flows its own course… a person cannot force harmony to exist…
Yan: Yes… Jun and I, our harmony was indeed without effort… I cannot image it being possible for a person to somehow force themselves to be of harmony with someone else… harmony, happens, when one's heart is right… cannot happen with a selfish heart. But another thing… a question… often you said that creativity requires three or more things… if a husband and wife are of harmony, and harmony creates, then where is the third thing?
Alo: Ha! Someone finally asked! For many years I have spoken of the requirement of three or more things for creativity, but no one, absolutely no one commented, nor asked for more information. Without people asking, I did not waste my time, nor theirs, by offering more information. Similarly said in the ancient texts… 'not puzzled, not start, not want-speak, not express-interest, to hold up one corner, not with three corners up, to imitate not again also'… if people are not interested in a topic, then it is of no value to one's self, nor to anyone else, to speak more of the topic. Also, it is harmful for people to hoard words of knowledge… knowledge formed of words, is self-destructive… it harms the person. But for our people, simply give mind… be aware of, and observe what has happened between you and Jun… there, is the answer.
Yan: …Oh… yes, and now I am attempting to divide the many other things that accompanied creativity… layers, are, as endless…
Alo: Pyramid… each layer has many blocks… the top block is expressed… each block has more below… the top block's expression, is the nature of the blocks below.
Yan: Trust is similar… many layers, each of harmony, each nature is of caring… yes… Jun's nature, and mine, it is not possible for us to not care for the other… no reservations, no doubts, no jealousy, no distrust… and now I am reminded of the outsiders' description of love… the people claim that love is always accompanied with jealousy… but that, to me, is absurd, selfish, hungry, ugly… and it also tells me that there can be no real love amongst outsiders because there could be no firm trust. And this now also better explains to me why the many translators from the east wrote such ugly things about the ancient texts… the translators wrote of their own hearts.
Alo: Unfortunately, true…
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