I think with my own thoughts. Even if they are borrowed, they’ve been cooked in my own mind to become my own.
Even when I propose to speak for someone else, that someone else’s words have been filtered through my mind and are made audible with my own unique voice.
It is important to know this, for instance, when someone says they speak for God. There is no such thing as being a pure speaker for God, a reliable sound piece, an accurate amplifier.
The kind of people who’s words I trust are those who seem to have walked in the shoes of the divine. They know suffering and are acquainted with grief. They exude a serious joy, a full wisdom, and a spacious love. They are wrapped in an approachable mystery. Pat answers escape them and deeply important questions cling to the every fibre of their being.
Wouldn’t it be intelligent to just shut up, become fully human, and therefore more divine? This is possible. Let’s!