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Back in the 1980’s I was trapped, caught between a rock and a hard place. My head began to fill with frustration, pain, anger, bitterness, even hatred.

The key to regaining peace of mind came from studying (with my soulmate) the book by Norman Vincent Peale, published in 1952, “The Power of Positive Thinking”. In these pages, I learned lessons invaluable for a more productive daily life with the strength of faith and peace to sustain me.

I acquired the techniques of conscious choice to reject negative modes of thinking and replace them with positive thoughts, and embrace these new ways with alacrity and gratitude.

I acquired the almost magical ability to abandon unproductive habits and replace them with new constructive ways of coping. I doubt even Luke Skywalker possessed such effective tools!

I understood how to create an image of my future productive and happy self, so I could stop wasting my energy on merely being anxious about my need to gear up to change.

In these ways, I quit smoking after 33 years. I retrained to change my career not once, but several times. I began to work on being more non-judgemental, which meant that I could better tolerate and accept without murmur negativity from others in my workplace.

And I welcomed relief into my life when I quit my pointless running on the hamster wheel of hatred.

From the beginning, I recognised the future and the past are devoid of meaning and reality, because all goals, mine and as well as yours, are achievable by a steady focus on the core strengths freely available in massive unending abundance that come from loving to live in the moment.

For the life-affirming gifts I carry in my heart and mind today, after I left behind those days of darkness and fear on the treadmill of addiction to sorrow and self-pity, I am humbly grateful.

NamastƩ all dear Friends

~ Love’s presence  E v e r yN o w

The Biodanza effect.Ā Do I dare to hope?

The Biodanza effect. Do I dare to hope?
For those who regularly practice Biodanza – and I am one of some few hundred thousand every week in dozens of different countries – there is a sense of coming home attaching to the word Mindfulness.
From way back, when I began to reflect on the big questions, up to today, I will almost daily catapult my mind into the Now by reference to the notion of my own death. It is a cleansing act which sharpens my gratitude and my wonder for being me being alive in this moment – right here now.
It’s with my regular practice of Biodanza that I am becoming accustomed to the practice – not only the idea – of living my daily life more and more ‘in the Moment’.
That’s to say I am going about the business of my days without tripping up over selfconscious self-referential thoughts. Less and less do I feel the need to question my motives, still less do I bother to direct my thoughts in at myself, where there’s a treadmill for thoughts with nothing better to do than trudge around and around.
What takes my mind away from mental closed circuits today is my gratitude for the pleasures of inclusive warm comradeship I feel from my fellow Biodancers.
Yes, I might still be lonely in my days and nights, but my friends in the Dance of Life have reflected my natural inner joy back to me from their integrity and respect and trust.
In Biodanza, something as simple as feeling joyful can be revealed as depending on nobody around me. I can see that the joy in the eyes of a partner in the dance spells out happiness all by itself. His or her joy doesn’t depend on me. It arises between us in the shared act of dance. We recognise it is our naked flame of humanity which each has made possible to reveal to the other in the unguarded intimacy of our moments of communion.
Biodanza to me is a spritual reawakening and a growth in potential of the whole person through wordless self expressive freestyle movement, mediated through music, under expert guidance and in the companionship of others whose integrity and trust is strong, explicit and bonding.
I have not dared to hope that Biodanza will always continue to reveal more subtleties of innerscape, more outward expanses of conscious joy, more awareness of the same upward spiralling awakening in those all around me.
I had not dared to hope until I asked Natasha, who has some eight years’ Biodanza. She says it’s perfectly clear that the beneficial effect goes on getting higher, deeper, broader both on the inside and out, and it will never end.
I’m reminded of the illusion of those lonely parallel tracks. In the experience of Busy-busy living, when I think I am alone on the path, I blink, look around and see others on parallel paths. As we face the horizon, all our different divergent paths converge, merge and blaze together in a revitalising sunrise. Or sunset.
Glory glory!