This is the place where angels whisper. You never know where it comes from. All the great inventions came from thoughts where the inventor didn’t know where they came from.
Man Seeks God
Eric Weiner, the author of Man Seeks God, is talking about what he calls his Tokyo Story with the above quote. His Tokyo Story, abbreviated goes like this:
I was in Tokyo working as correspondent for NPR. I was working on a story for NPR and I always deliver. But this night I couldn’t. So I did something I’ve never done before: I gave up. Quit. I went to sleep knowing that I was about to disappoint my editors, and myself, and I simply didn’t care.
A few hours later I was awakened, not by a dream but by a feeling, one so intense and unprecedented that I still struggle to name it. I have experienced moments of happiness in my life, flashes of joy even, but this was of an entirely different magnitude. Waves of bliss broke over me, inside me. Tears rolled down my cheeks. My body trembled, almost like a seizure, and on my lips came these words: “I didn’t know, I didn’t know.”
I didn’t know such joy was possible. Slowly the waves subsided, and I drifted back to sleep.
Mr Weiner discusses this story several times through the book. The quote above is from his experience with the the Sufis. Eric is talking to Pieter someone he met at the Sufi Camp he attended. When his Tokyo Story was occurring and after it had been relegated to history, Mr Weiner has been concerned that it was his imagination. In fact, he asks Pieter as much. It’s Pieter who answers in the above quote.
How many of us who are creative, whether we be writers, artists, inventors, dreamers, whatever; keep a little notebook or recorder by our beds at night? It’s when we awaken at night with thought as Mr Weiner did in Tokyo, that our powerful dream state is still intact. In that dream state is when we are most clairvoyant, where as Pieter suggests is the place where angels whisper.
Have you had a similar experience to Eric Weiner?
Did you dismiss it as a flight of fancy, as simply as it being your imagination?
Or did you understand that it truly was angels whispering in your ear?
Would love to hear from you in my comment field.
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.