Have you noticed that 99 per cent problems are created because of the words that we speak? Often, we say things we don’t mean and later we have to clarify ourselves or apologise. It depends where the words are coming from. If they are coming from emotions they carry a lot of charge, which hurts others. If they come from the intellect, they trigger an argument.
Neuro-linguistic programming psychologists have found that 98 per cent of human communication is non-verbal and only two per cent is verbal. There is such a language called gibberish. It is an Arabic word; and it comes from an enlightened Sufi mystic, Jabbar. Jabbar spoke so fast that his words would run over each other.
Osho has made a therapy out of it. He calls it “No-Mind — A Meditative Therapy”. By emptying the mental garbage you can have a glimpse of the silent and serene space that is beyond the mind.
Usually, when two people are angry they start hurling abuses at each other, or if they are cowards they suppress the anger and torture. But now there is no need to go into the conventional “fight or flight” mode; express your thoughts in gibberish instead. Make meaningless sounds and tell the other person what you think about him/her without words. Use your body and face. Chirp like birds or small kids who cannot speak yet. It is so hilarious and liberating. It cleanses the toxins in the body, relaxes strained nerves and activates the positive energy. It also holds good if you want to express your soft feelings.
Amrit Sadhana is in the management team of Osho International Meditation Resort, Pune. She facilitates meditation workshops around the country and abroad.