I feel like I’ve read this post before – and I’ve read it in its entirety every time. The thing is, this year, your message informed my response to Veteran’s Day. It didn’t feel suitable to post thank you to veterans because I didn’t understand what I was thanking them for – that is, until this morning when I reread your post.
Often, we do things without thinking it through, but our heart tugs at us to do something and participate anyway. But what if MA’at also means consulting with your logical brain and feeling your heart before acting?
What if Maat represents the mind, the balance of logic and feeling. What if listening to men is a symbol of logic and listening to women is consulting the heart? When I looked up the etymology of Maat, the website listed “truth.”
I don’t know the word’s etymology in its indigenous language – but this is the path my mind wandered down this morning.
In doing so, I realized I could say “thank you” to veterans- not for their results, necessarily, but for their heart’s intent. The heart knows what we keep hidden from ourselves – and maybe they fought for the cause of Balance and Justice. This is my takeaway after listening to NPR’s Tiny Desk honoring 25 years of The Lion King on Broadway. Oddly, NPR posted the concert on 11/11/22.
As I listened to their singing, understanding can result when consulting both our heart and the binary programming for the brain (logic) to achieve truth through discernment.
So once again, thank you for sharing this awakening prose.