Dancing Heart

dancing heart

The great Sufi poet Rumi said, “You dance inside my chest.”  I believe that’s one of the most beautiful descriptions of love.  When you feel love it is just like a dance with amazing melodies endlessly pounding inside.  Sometimes the dance is a sensual tango; now and then the exciting Cha-Cha; in rare moments a Waltz while other times it is a delicate choreographed ballet.  And, for every single dance in your chest there is an eternal space connecting with the universe.  There is no shortage or limited capacity to what and who can enter into this joyous festivity.  When your heart is opened to love everyone is welcomed.  Not all will stay but the majority will have bounced, rocked, moved, and made you skip a beat.

Sometimes when I am at a loss for words (believe it or not it happens) I open up a book on poetry or quotes or my favorite inspirational stories.  Each word, paragraph and page allows me to reach inside this party in my chest and turn on the music.  My children, friends, parents, family, strangers and lovers begin to dance in my chest.  Memories flow, not in a sad way, but in the acceptance of being present with all the ecstasy I’ve felt for each person.  Who doesn’t like a great party?  My heart has been broken just like every single person in the world.  But, with each healing the life force in me has expanded.  It has grown to allow a larger gala, celebration, and party.

On this 4th of July allow your heart to dance.  May it start a new shindig and join with an old one.  Allow the dance in your chest to carry you through any loneliness, sadness, mourning, lost, and Cha-Cha your way to the other side of grace, joy and love.  I will see you there…beating inside of mine through our connections with Spirit.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi

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11 thoughts on “Dancing Heart

  1. So that’s what all that pounding was about — you were doing the Macarena inside my chest! Glad you brought the like button back! There are times when I barely have time to read, let alone leave a comment so the button lets me let you know how I feel.

  2. Sanket Roy

    Beautiful. I have weird things happening around. I know I carry these barriers. Ironically, it was put by those who were about to join the dance. Year after year using her as a doormat they completely destroyed her self esteem, her inner contentment. Those abusers and ones who provocated them ” Great job! Fall! Fall! I will pick you up! Smear her! Put her down! I will pick you up. ” People of this mentality did that to her. And they crossed even that line later. And for a while everything stopped. I looked at their past behaviour. That day I realised that it makes no sense at all. And later they tried to rectify or something… And did even worse, analysing this or that. Then I had another realisation.. But I carry on with it for I have a strange faith that everything happens for a reason…You reminded me something. Thanks for sharing. 😀

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