One of my favorite lines from a movie is the response from Antwone in the movie Antwone Fisher when Denzel’s character asks him if he’s hungry; to which he replies, “I can eat.”
It’s a favorite because I like the humor and the rapport these two developed; while it is also a favorite metaphysically because while it is a response to the question, it is not an answer to the question.
Let me explain.
Being a fan of several TV court series over the years and having sat in court as an interpreter, a juror, and a witness, I understand the power of the YES and NO question. Lawyers can be quite precise in taking you to task when asked a yes or no question and you answer with anything but a yes or no. You may even be called a hostile witness if you do not respond accordingly.
So, that being the case, Antwon was asked. “Are you hungry?” Based upon his playful reply he meant yes but did not say yes.
How often in life do we talk around the point?
How often do we evade a direct response?
How often are we even listening in order to respond accordingly?
In the metaphysical world, this type of listening and responding is important because of the value we place upon our thoughts and in order to respond accordingly we have to have thought about the response (right?).
Now let me twist this a bit.
When I ask, are you hungry how do you respond?
What about when I ask how hungry are you?
OK, well what about if by hungry I am referring to the hunger you have to evolve, to become all that you are meant to be, to live your life out loud and in full color, living your life passionately and on purpose? How hungry are you for that?
When you are hungry for food, you go to the refrigerator, cabinet, grocery store, or restaurant…. Where do you go to satisfy the hunger I am referring to?
The satisfaction of this hunger begins and in essence ends in one place and this is not where so many millions and billions of people search for it. . .
The masses have been taught to satisfy this hunger in “things.”
These things can by cars, money, homes, jewelry, drugs, fame, sex, etc. However none of that will satisfy your hunger. That is why Milarepa said, that, “The hungry are not satisfied by hearing about food…”
If you had not eaten in a week, how much would your hunger be satisfied by a photo of a salad or sandwich? Seems like a stupid or nonsense question however, that is precisely what many are doing when they attempt to find true and lasting satisfaction in anything that is found outside of themselves. True and lasting satisfaction can only be found inside.
This is why Yeshua said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all else will be added (Matthew 6:33).” And in another verse tells us that “..the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21).”
By entering into the silence, where we consciously and creatively align with our Higher Self, our Divine Self, or God by way of an ancient practice, we become free. This freedom comes when we take hold of the keys that unlock the prison doors of our ego and of mass consciousness which teaches and preaches the paradigms of lack, scarcity, dog eat dog, and us against them.
What is this ancient practice you ask?
When we meditate we enter a state of coherence, alignment, and congruence with the One Mind; in that place we are satisfied of our hunger and it is there that we awaken to the power we have to now manifest and demonstrate in our lives that which we desire; not to satisfy or to fill a void, but to enjoy as part of the life experience.
Take the time and begin today to commune with the Divine, to enter into the holy of holies, to consciously connect with the One Power and One Presence that has manifested in, as, and through you and throughout all that is. . .
You are worth it!
"The hungry are not satisfied by hearing about food; what they need is to eat. In the same way just to know about meditation is useless; it has to be practiced."