I love my meanderings because they often lead me to wonderful and diverse concepts.
Especially my meanderings into cultural distinction and diversity.
Recently I cam across the concept of “Dadirri” – this is similar to what we call contemplation but MORE.
Within the indigenous peoples of Australia- Dadirri is how the young learn – not through the asking of questions – but through the practice of a deep listening. By watching, waiting – then acting.
When I consider this idea- I find a huge resonance for me as a slave- in part because listening as a skill set has become so precious and scarce.
Within the “lifestyle community” there is a lot more talking and action than there is stillness, watchfulness – listening.
It’s almost as if we have learned to fear silence.
This space shows up often within the realm of slavery – where the focus is often far more on hugely vocal advocacy for self than on our listening to our inner longings and desires, waiting for the the answers to be offered to us knowing that we need not rush into something, rush into anything – but we can sit… in contemplation. Listening to the sounds of our hearts, paying attention to the longing of our souls, understanding the disappointments and pains that are echoing through our psyche rather than seeking a “quick fix”
When I ask myself how can I embody more Dadirri in my life and slavery- listening closely for my Masters voice and His non-verbal communication.
Never taking a moment, a whisper, and look for granted – but attuning the whole of my being to His essence and expression.
Opening to all that of Himself that He gives me with a look. Allowing my heart to melt as I spend my days in surrender to Him.
Being in wait – without hurry to move into the next thing. But in a calm present place of awareness, thankfulness and joy.
This moment is Sacred.
Dadirri means there is no rushing into the next thing. Where ever I am is exactly where I need to be. I don’t have a box to check off – a magical state to attain.
I need to be right where I am – because every step along this journey is valuable. Every step is both journey and destination.
I allow surrender to drag me under -not fighting the waves but yielding to them.
I listen – not only for content and information but for emotion and connection.
Life is present in the nuance of the conversation.
Conversation present in the breaths between the words.
I allow the silence and the cracking open to pull me deeper, to immerse me in the surrender to the now.
Timeless – I listen for eternity present in this instant.
I feel the fulness of being present in being His.
In submission and surrender to Him,