Zen Spot #93 -- Mindfulness, meditation and the Boogie Woogie baby monk February 10, 2018 00:05

Street art in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany by Ketauu

Orange, guttural warble

Buddhist monks reach into the abyss while chanting together. The return of an echo that was never dropped into a canyon. Better heard with eyes closed, the depth seems infinite. Has the warble since before childhood? 

Pre-monk funk

Toddlers dance. Every toddler. They can’t help themselves. Sometimes to music. Other times, to an internal blitz. At some point though, the blitz fades. Study begins. Dancing becomes a decision or a natural outcome of study. It leaves with learned language.

A finish line is reached.

I’m not a monk and I can’t see the finish line

The wish to dance resides inside me. Ugly dancing is possible, but everybody can ugly dance. Rhythm is desired, but desire leads away from enlightenment.

A paradox.

Without desire, dancing is a neutral act because all physical movement is a dance. Rhythm can be found in silence, if only from one’s heartbeat. 

Dance beautifully and freely to your heartbeat.


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