R.D. Laing says in his book, The Politics of Experience, “I like to have fun, getting you to have fun is hard work, then I don’t have fun.” This is a somewhat amusing statement about a circumstance demonstrating unlove, in this case unresponsiveness and lack of enthusiasm. It is one of the many ways we seek to manipulate one another through bodily and verbal communication. There is no end to the possibilities of verbal manipulation through emotions involving innuendo, sardonic ‘humour’, polite subterfuge, vengeful intrigue and all the positive and negative fixations that amount to what in ancient times was referred to as the ‘evil eye’.
The ‘evil eye’ is seeing things in a positive light or a negative light, but failing to see the way anything actually is. This positive or negative light is merely our own shadow falling on all things and that upon which it falls is not permitted to be free, i.e. to be alive. May we be aligned to true levels of communication with each other, which include right speech, right thinking, right action, delivering us from all levels of reaction formation wherein we hide our true feeling behind Trojan horses. Our true form of communication is beyond all political manipulation and at last it is simply the Heart shining through the whole bodily form and we stand forth as a Presence of perfect integrity or the perfect integrity of the open-face, open-hand and open-Heart.
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