The sensation when your forehead rests gently against the forehead of someone you love and cherish beyond belief. If love doesn’t make you cry and feel sad, it can’t make you giggle and feel happy, not really. If you “get me” …isn’t it just the silliest and most amazing experience ever?! If you don’t understand, you probably will sometime, when its time.
The awareness of it, the Truth of it…the quality of love that opens the earth beneath your feet and opens the sky ever wider above your head…it “comes up” inside you and spills out as joy and laughter which is incomplete until it is met with tears and a feeling of ecstatic sadness: as much the love which begins life whole, as the love which is not separated from lifes ending …loving all and all Being one.
Yep. It’s like a brain massage. It feels electric. No idea how to describe it.
@substratum, man that’s really nice writing. Thanks for sharing it on here.
But Brother I think you’ve got something bigger here. The act of touching foreheads itself is indeed powerful. A kind of intuitive/intellectual intimacy.
What if we could get all of humanity to greet each other like this?
Hugging is too emotionally satisfying. Kissing is too primitively satisfying. Handshakes are too socially satisfying. But we have nothing that satisfies our Intuition. This could be that. What better way to show another human that you are thinking of them, love them and that they’re well being is as important as your own.
This could spark something huge!
I think it at leasts warrants as many of us as possible experimenting with this in our own lives. People will be hesitant naturally but after explaining this I think they would be open just enough to try. There is a massive void of intuitive intimacy within humankind right now. This could be the movement to fill that. Its just going to take a group of brave and persistent HEthens to launch it.
@zencowboy, I have a whole hearted loving-it laugh going from your reply…thanks for the positivity and enthusiasm! So I’m not so sure about it being the basis for planetary unity of humankind:P….but I seriously wonder about the behavior of resting foreheads together as a way to express connection and love….because there really IS something VERY powerful about it…and I think it is something, maybe, that is done between mothers and infants…I don’t really know for a fact…but my mom was dying in the hospital a few years ago…at a point when she could no longer speak, but still very aware etc…I wanted to let express my love…and allow her to express back to me…and instinctively as I was speaking to her up close I rested my forehead on hers…and it felt like I didn’t need to use words to say or “hear”…I could feel physical sensations of love flowing between us back and forth…and all through my being, my nervous system…it just sort of “happened” without deciding to do it…and the memory of it still gives me physical sensations of love for and from her…and I am so happy it happened because I really KNOW nothing was left unsaid between us before she died. So anyway, heartfelt thanks for your reply!
@substratum, You’re welcome. Thanks for the consideration and appreciation. That’s a great example of this phenomenon. Thanks for sharing it with us all.
I wonder if it has something to do with our prefrontal cortex. As it is the newest part of our brains and the part where most higher intellectual reasoning occurs. So perhaps its some sort of electro-magnetic frequency synchronicity between our brains.
Whatever it is, there is definitely serious substance and value to such a seemingly simple act.
I have found this to be a highly effective and delightful way to connect with animals at all times they wish to participate, but especially when they are sick. If one is learning to communicate with non-humans, this opens a direct channel. It is both mystical and sacred.
ZenCowboy nailed it.
I think this is an old thread. But I have felt this. My sister is almost like a child for me at times. Once she was crying uncontrollably and I did not know how to talk and make her ok. I even hugged her. She just wet my shirt with tears. But it didn’t help. She was just not consolable.
I don’t know why or how it came to me. It was just instinctive. Itouched her forehead to mine and she stopped crying. I remember I could see her moist eyes from so close. They felt like the eyes of a daughter to me. Her nose was smaller than mine so my eyes were so close to hers. And I blinked knowingly..I remember I even hummed something like a tune that our hum to babies. I did it all instinctively… dunno why… I just did. My eyelashes probably tickled hers or they didn’t maybe. She started giggling like a kid and drew away. I pulled her head close and did it again. Each time she giggled.. it was a moment of peace and warmth. I promised that time to give that to daughters next if I am fortunate to have one
After a few months of that my sis found me crying she climbed the chair or bed to match my height hugged my neck with her small arms and did the same to me. I remember there was no tickling but I laughed and felt so happy. It is a very different type of pleasure. Something pure. Something like a close family touch to it.
And no I don’t think it works over computer screens…there something like a deep warmth you feel. Better than an embrace. And you definitely want to give it to your child. Later my sister and me quarrelled a lot and we rarely talk now. But that old memory is unfazed in my mind and I still feel the love in those moments. I know we both cannot erase those moments and no matter how much we hate each other such moments have irreversibly bound us and it is impossible not to care for the other