Action and Insight


“A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and
― Marshall McLuhan

Day 361 – I don’t believe that there has ever been a time when I didn’t love to plan.  I love to write out lesson plans (when I have the time), narratives and scripts for futures which will never come to fruition, lists of things to do or goals to meet, intentions for costuming, yoga curriculum, books to read, languages to learn or possible choreography to impossible songs.   Caught in the excitement of the beginnings, I rarely experience endings.  Alas, the world is full of change, and I am quite fickle.  My attention and my energy ebb and flow (as it should) and because it is mostly personal and no lives depend upon the exactness of my planning, I don’t do much with it.

After a weekend of dance, I feel fully committed to more dancing with better tools at my disposal.  How it has taken me 12 years to realize how much I just needed to get my feet underneath me more, I don’t know.  I’ve always been a rather wide base for cheerleading, gymnastics, and life (in general), willing to shoulder the load or be the base to any pyramid.  However, a weekend of dance under the tutelage of three fine teachers (Rachel Brice!!!) was amazing and inspiring.  As Rolf relays in today’s reading:  “I must be willing to see my strengths and my weaknesses, and willing to work toward balance.”

After all, as with all ventures, Rolf explains, “we can be all about action…[or] we can be all about insight.”  In the end, I seek to be all about balance coupled with insight in order to “invite the circumstances that will promote my spiritual health.”  All health, for that matter.  Let understanding and practice go together.  Let action and insight balance my planning.

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