Transcript from a meeting with James Eaton on 15 April, 2017
Q: Hearing you say “Thank You” has reminded me of what I’m constantly curious about, which is gratitude. I’m very curious about where it comes from, and where it goes to. Particularly where it goes to. Because I don’t really know. And sometimes I’m really aware of it being a bargaining tool. Sometimes it just arises out of nowhere and just floods and fills and I go, “Where did you come from? And where are you going?”
James: For me, as this starts to open up and you really begin to see the wonder of it all – this magical realm, this sacred realm of Being that seemed to be hidden, that you couldn’t even imagine existed – as that starts to open up, then just for being allowed to experience and be part of that, there’s this incredible overwhelming gratitude that flows: “Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.”
But then, of course, that in itself starts to fall apart, because ‘this’ that is saying thank you is the very thing it’s saying thank you to. So it’s almost like that gratitude becomes the flavour of what you deeply are. If you allow the word ‘gratitude’, and the feeling of ‘me’ for ‘it’, to fall apart, it is the flavour of You. So it’s another word for what you truly are.
James: Feel your body as you are experiencing that now. Feel the legs, and the feet on the floor. Include all of it.
Q: Lovely… I’ll go on letting it make me laugh!
James: Yes. Fantastic.
Q: And letting it grow.
James: Yes. Absolutely. It’s that curious paradox: It’s already done, already happening. And yet, and yet, it seems it just deepens and deepens. It’s like there is no bottom. There is nowhere to get to. There is no finishing line.
Q: Thank you.
James: Thank You! (laughter).