Posted: July 3, 2007 in All and Sundry, dance, Musings, Random Observations, Stumbled Upon

some words of wisdom from Rumi, which i stumbled upon in the yoga trance dance page of shivarea:

Since we live where everything is music, everything is dancing. Watch the dust grains moving in the light near the window. Their dance is our dance. We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re all dancing to it nevertheless.

Dance, when you’re brokenly open. Dance, when you’re perfectly free.

– Rumi

i particularly love the image of “dust grains moving in the light near the window” because this is what i often see every morning when i turn to wake facing my window to the east. in those moments, i often catch myself staring at the light streaming through the window’s screen, sometimes straining to find the source; the core of that light. more often, i am disappointed to realize that i have easily grasped that core and discovered that there’s nothing there but just a dot of light somewhere beyond the heads of trees floating in the backdrop of a weary morning sky. i have pinned it down, i would think to myself. but just when i would start thinking that my morning has started with such definitions of light, i would notice then the dust grains dancing with the tunnel of light going into my window. the grains have their own pulse, their own movement pattern enough to make me unconsciously sigh. fascinating as the sight usually is, i would always wake from such reveries with a burst of awareness that oftentimes, i’m made to feel that it is more urgent to listen to the music outside of me than to wear earphones so i could listen to the rhythm of my pulse.

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