A manifestation of absolute hereness, oneness, and collectiveness, as being fully present in the now. A genuine heh is only expressed when a mind is completely
clear. Thus, the heh is first and foremost an inner state. For more experienced practitioners, the heh is accompanied
by a fleeting euphoric sensation.
common physical articulation of the heh involves slight movement
of the head, either foreword or backward, accompanied
by a facial expression particular to the heh.
During the heh, the jaw drops slightly
the lower lip to cover the bottom
row of teeth, while the top row remains
revealed in most
specimens. Although this could appear
to create a comedic
smile or silly face to an untrained eye, those who practice the heh insist that
these misconceptions belie its true meaning.
Although material symptoms of this phenomenon can be confined to the face, head and neck, quite often the heh also involves movement
of the arms. In such cases, slightly
clenched fists vacillate
within inches of the face, and, on occasion, an index finger is extended in the air.
unmistakable marker of the heh is its auditory expression from which the term derives its name. Emanating from the top of the throat, the proper pronunciation of the heh utilizes a short “e” vowel sound, and the first “h” is given different emphasis depending upon
the speaker. Despite some superficial similarities
to the common heh
(see other definitions) or eh used
to express amusement, indifference or confusion, the heh discussed here is unique in its sound, appearance, and spiritual
Although usually brief (2-5 seconds
), hehs of surprisingly long duration (35 seconds
in one videorecording) have been
2. "Say it Joy. Say it! Say Fee... Heh."