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In Which I Post Journal Entries
January 29, 2014
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February 5, 2014

Internet Inspiration – January 31, 2014

1.31.2014

So here we are, done with our first month of 2014. How was it for you?

I posted this video on Facebook yesterday. (Are we friends yet?) No matter your religion, there is some really beautiful commentary here. And I’m crazy about the poem, “Dropping Keys” by Hafiz.

The small person

Builds cages for everyone

She

Sees.

Instead, the sage,

Who needs to duck her head,

When the moon is low,

Can be found dropping keys, all night long

For the beautiful,

Rowdy,

Prisoners.

Stunning pictures of animals in winter.

I really loved this piece from Havi. It’s one big metaphor, so just be ready, but as I’m getting clear on the type of work I want to do, a lot of these same thoughts are coming up for me. Thank you to Havi for saying it so wonderfully.

Here is an interesting or unusual thing about my studio:

I view the dancers there as my equals. I don’t believe that I am a “more gifted” dancer, I’ve just danced longer than many dancers, and devoted a lot of years to thinking about dance and studying it.

The wisdom and beauty and grace of dance are available for ALL OF US.

We are all practicing. We are all inventing new movements. There is nothing special about my movements and patterns. The specialness is in the fact that we can all invent movements and patterns. We are all creative geniuses, and we can all tune into the universal sea of dance wisdom.

I want my world to be filled with people who delight in this.

Powerful messages from a day planner.

The cosmos doesn’t measure sweat and hours for reward. The cosmos deals in the currencies of joy and satisfaction.

So I had nothing to write about this week, but it turns out the blogosphere was ready to help. Thanks, Universe.

A helpful primer on the seven chakras and their roles in your life.

I was fascinated by this article about a man who tried to do something kind for a stranger by buying their coffee… and then didn’t because the stranger was a young, attractive woman. I generally don’t read comments on internet articles, but there’s a lot of good discussion here, particularly this gem:

It’s the opinion of this older man that your experience in the donut shop was nothing more than a projection of what was inside of you. In your heart it was a pick up scene – and you became embarrassed to find yourself, inadvertently cast in the leading role. It’s really not that complicated. So forgive yourself. And practice looking people in the eye with a smile.

Beautiful, beautiful poem.

We have given ourselves so many choices we have forgotten that true liberation comes from standing in the middle of the soul’s fire and burning through our resistance to Love.