What a powerful force Gabrielle Roth was. A rich article full of insight, the power of the feminine, the body and how important it is for women to come back to our bodies, our wisdom, our depths.
'We dance to fall in love with the spirit in all things, to wipe out memory or transform it into moves that nobody else can make because they didn't live it. We dance to hook up to the true genius lurking behind all the bullshit—to seek refuge in our originality and our power to reinvent ourselves; to shed the past, forget the future and fall into the moment feet first.'
"It was clear to her that most of us, most of the time, are unconsciously locked into very predictable, safe patterns of thinking and behavior, boring habits, and ancient conditioning that is etched into the very cells of our bodies and expressed in every move we make, every word out of our mouths. All of our attention, she’d point out, is generally preoccupied with the incessant “I-mail in the Chat Room” inside our heads, and we—as in we humans, for the most part—are also emotionally trapped inside wounded hearts no longer truly able to feel. Our life stories, in Gabrielle’s view, are a tale told by a “nice, normal, neurotic nobody,” or a “trizophrenic who thinks one thing, feels another and does a third.” And she believed in her very bones that the way out of this cage of restriction, the way to unify this utter fragmentation, quite simply, is to dance."
what are your boring habits?
some of mine are:
people.com (although I am delighted to be in the midst of breaking this)
overthinking, overthinking, overthinking
worrying too much and not just living!
trying to control other people- so so boring
eating a lot of the same food/meals day in and out
I desire to dance more and be more present to all the magic and beauty in the world and to love limitlessly.