Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Welcoming A New Year

My silence has been noticed by a few people and with no excuses by me!

I would like to share some reflections.  New Year's resolutions are common and are filled with good intentions.  I'm over making them.  Instead they are going to take a different form.  Not sure what yet, and that is why I have not posted.  I also had house guests before the holidays and had an Open Studio to display my body of work created over this past year.  That meant a week of cleaning house.  In doing so I came upon an old notebook filled with pictures and writings that had meaning to me over twenty years ago.  These thoughts expressed in this piece of writing resonates with me more now than it ever has.  As a Crone (over 55ish and feeling I have wisdom to share) I'm walking in the moment forgetting my failures of the past and looking toward being as real as possible for now in the future.  I don't know who wrote this--I apologize for not being able to give credit---so form now we can attribute it to 'anonymous.'

                                                                      The Dance
                                           "What if it truly doesn't matter what you do but how you do
                               whatever you do?
                                           How would this change what you choose to do with your
                                           What if there is no need to change, no need to try and transform
                               yourself into someone who is more compassionate, more present, more
                               loving or wise?
                                            How would this affect all the places in your life where you
                               are endlessly trying to be better?
                                            What if the question is not why am I so infrequently the person
                               I really want to be, but why do I so infrequently want to be the person
                               I really am?
                                            How would this change what you think you have to learn? . . .
                                            What if you knew that the impulse to move in a way that
                               creates beauty in the world will arise deep within and guide you every
                               time you simply pay attention and wait?
                                            How would this shape your stillness, your movement, your 
                                willingness to follow this impulse, to let go and dance?"

1 comment:

  1. You are wonderful, and we are all amazed at your talent. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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