Breathe, Dance and Love! (Some Of My Thoughts From The Beginning Of The Year)
“Are you dancing and being danced with? Are you loving and being loved? Are you breathing? Well if you are you should be dancing and you should be love!” – Andrew Paul Smith
Over the past few days I have been considering the path of me, my family, my country and the whole world as we approach the New Year of 2014 and how the experience of us all can change for the better. I can sum it all up with this phrase: Keep breathing, keep dancing and keep loving!
Breathing is an integral part of being physically alive, the beginning of all life and especially human life according to the scriptures is when god breathed his spirit into the body of flesh he had made “and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2 verse 7) As in the world of particles and waves we oscillate and vibrate our energy in life’s dance. I believe we are sent here to first understand and then express our oneness through love.
I know I have the capability of controlling my breathing and therefore I am able to control my life force and cause it to express itself in all that is it’s highest calling. As I approach the new year I am challenging myself to be more spiritually present in my more passionate moments and to dance with others with love rather than any other lower emotion.
As for my family; I want each member to become more of the person they were sent here to be in this coming year. And whilst I am here, although I do not want to be the guide for the journey my wife, my children and my grandchildren’s lives I do want to play my part in enabling them to think and plan their lives and to offer my insights as they go along their way without feeling any pressure from me to conform to what I want.
I want my family to dance with the circumstances that come their way and to do it all from a motivation of love for the life they have been entrusted with and the lives of those around them.
As for my country; I will be working to open the eyes of those who would take responsibility for the direction we as a nation take in this coming year. I will write about my wishes for the way they might organize the lives of the citizens of this “green and pleasant land” to enable us all to dance happily and merrily together in a loving and caring environment.
As for the world; I am praying and will continue to pray and work for the enlightenment of all people. That human life on Planet Earth will 365 days from now be much more aware of the spiritual (not religious) nature of being. I know I am only a tiny part of the whole, but I do believe in the oneness, the universality of the common purpose of mankind to express love individually and with great complexity all around the world.
So breathe, dance but most of all love throughout this coming year and let us all see ourselves, our families, our countries and humanity grow and mature into those who know the “dance of love!”