Dance is the fastest, most direct route to the truth.
Not some big truth that belongs to everybody
but the get down and personal kind
the what’s-happening-in-me-right-now kind of truth.
to reclaim our brilliant ability
to disappear in something bigger
a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst.
to fall in love with the spirit in all things
to wipe out memory
or transform it into moves that nobody else can make
because they didn’t live it.
to hook up to the true genius
lurking behind all the bullshit
to seek refuge in our originality
and our power to reinvent ourselves.
To shed the past
forget the future
and fall into the moment feet first.
We love beats that move faster than we can think
beats that drive us ever deeper inside
that rock our worlds
break down walls
and make us Sweat our Prayers.
Prayer is moving.
Prayer is offering our Bones back to the Dance.
Prayer is letting go of everything that impedes our inner silence.
God is the Dance
and the Dance is the way to Freedom
and Freedom is our Holy Work.
and the beat offers a yellow brick road
to make it through the chaos
that is the tempo of our times.
to shed skins
tear off masks
and experience the breakdown
the shattering of borders
between body, heart and mind
between genders and generations
between nations and nomads.
We are the transitional generation.
This is our Dance.
by Gabrielle Roth ~ The Spiritual Power of Dance
Art ~ Unknown