Presence

 

When I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance. (Hans Bos)

 

Dance requires that we be present to the moment – that our mind, body and spirit are focused on the movement.     I know that when I have been able to put aside distractions and been fully present during a dance lesson, wonderful things manifest both during and when the lesson is over.

 

During the lesson, when I am fully present, my body starts to relish and revel in the movement. My heart sings with joy. I feel a multi-layered connection with my partner/instructor when we are dancing a routine. Even learning new or difficult patterns becomes fun.

 

After a such great lesson, I have been moved to tears and feelings of ecstasy. I realize that my body feels younger, I feel more alive and my troubles don’t seem as deep. My joy is great, my heart is lifted — and my soul is nourished.   All is right with the world – at least temporarily.

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