On the Sitting part of Sit-Walk-Dance


We don’t have to be cast in stone to sit well!

You can choose whether you sit on the floor, or on a chair.  Initially the most comfortable way is the best choice.

As we intentionally calm the body, so we have a chance to calm the mind and our emotions and just observe and let go.  Not to silence them, rather to let the thoughts and observations come and go with the passage of the music.  Active listening, if you will, that allows our breath to ebb and flow.  Present to the music, to our sitting and to our breath.

When we first sit it can be hard to settle.  I endeavour to find the most comfortable position I can so at least my body is still.  After that I focus on breathing and letting thoughts and emotions just pass through as best I can.

Once we come through the cycle the first time it becomes a different experience (one you can observe for yourself) to settle again and sit.  Usually we find ourselves more settled and able to just sit with the experience of the walking and dancing, to gather our breathe, our wits and our being.  May the sitting be with you … 

If you have time to chatter

Read books

If you have time to read

Walk in to mountain, desert and ocean

If you have time to walk

Sing songs and dance

If you have time to dance

Sit quietly, you Happy Lucky Idiot.  (Nanao Sakaki)

 

 

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