There is a dance that only you know how to do. — Gabrielle Roth
Ecstatic Dance (some thoughts)
The process of learning to find that dance involves listening to the body and watching how it interacts with the environment. Listening and then responding to the music and our surroundings. In time there is no thought, there is only emptiness as the body moves seamlessly in union with the music and the energy of the room filled with other dancers.
In doing this practice one learns how to bring the dance off the floor. All life is a dance, we see. In this way it’s possible to follow the energy of life thus finding the dance that only we know how to dance as Gabrielle Roth speaks about.
And I just read this and had to include it in this post:
Dancing is not rising to your feet painlessly like a whirl of dust
blown about by the wind. Dancing is when you rise above both
worlds, tearing your heart to pieces and giving up your soul.
– Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
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