Sunday, February 13, 2011

The goal of dancing

Artist: Auguste Renoir

Over the years, I have had a number of luminous, numinous dreams in which I was dancing with a partner. In each of these dreams I experienced such indescribable happiness that, upon awakening, I knew that my dance was indeed with the Lord of the Dance.

And so you will understand why I really like this:

God wants to dance with us. The goal of dancing is NOT to learn the steps. The goal of dancing is to enjoy your partner. We learn the steps but only so we don't have to look down at our feet. We are free to look into the eyes of the one we love.

-- Nicole Johnson


  1. Kind of a nice Valentine's Day message! :)

  2. Well, yes it is, Mr. Bill. Thank you for looking at it that way!

  3. As the painting in the last post illustrates, sometimes your partner in the dance is creation itself. I suspect that, intuitively, we know that through the dance, or the acknowledgment of the dance, will come a renewed epiphany of the primacy of a presence of love, spaciousness, grace, generativity, caring, and creativity in the world and in ourselves.

  4. To me the goal of dancing, is
    annie c

  5. Hi, Tom. Hi, Annie.

    I like what both of you said here!

  6. I love the quote, Ellie, and what you say about your dreams :-)


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