When in heaven I will dance
(Lord give me the eyes to see beauty)
This morning the Abbot gave a talk on beauty. His talks are good and there usually one point that will jump out at me and won’t let go. He talked about seeing others, having the eyes to see what is perhaps hidden behind our walls of protection.
I do believe that what Jesus said about becoming a child is true, yet perhaps another way to look at this is to understand that he understood us and knew that in reality we are still children before God and we get in trouble when we lose sight of that in ourselves and others.
I wonder what I look like (partly) inside. I came upon this YouTube video that may give a small look. The reason I am saying this is because when young I loved to dance. I believe that dancing is one of the most common artistic gifts given to mankind. A powerful gift for sure.
From time to time I will look at some dance clips and I will often find myself deeply touched by simply watching the beauty of people just dancing, flying, filled with the joy of life. I came upon this video about a man dancing, well everywhere. I feel that inside this video shows a very real part of me, and I believe this is true for many people.
I stopped thinking when I danced. In High School in Panama we had teen clubs. Some of my best memories or of the feeling of complete freedom when dancing, the fire in my blood and the ecstasy that would often follow. Nothing else could touch that, it was my way of entering into a wider reality. I did not have to work at it, I just let go….and…..flew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you see yourself in the video?: