What if you knew that the impulse to move in a way that creates beauty in the world will arise from deep within and guide you every time you simply pay attention, and wait? – Oriah Mountain Dreamer
After having a few weeks at the beach, I feel rejuvenated, peaceful and very grateful. While away, I concentrated on using my breath more in my practice. I used my breath to create calm within and then connect each breath with deep intention.
For example, I would practice breathing in and out into my heart for a few minutes to create calm and stillness, I then concentrate on memories and feelings of love, compassion and joy for a few minutes. I then expanded those feelings into my heart with my breath. As I began to feel this more deeply, I say “I am breathing in love, as I felt compassion, love and peace and then I say, I am breathing out love, and visualize this love extending outwardly.” It’s such a simple practice each day, but it makes a world of difference.
I thought the words from this beautiful poem by Oriah expressed this perfectly! May this New Year fill us with love, joy and peace.
Sit beside me in long moments of shared solitude, knowing both our absolute aloneness and our undeniable belonging. Dance with me in the silence and in the sound of small daily words, holding neither against me at the end of the day.
And when the sound of all the declarations of our sincerest intentions has died away on the wind, dance with me in the infinite pause before the next great inhale of the breath that is breathing us all into being, not filling emptiness from the outside or from within.
Don’t say “Yes” just take my hand and dance with me….
Oriah Mountain Dreamer (The Dance)