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Prelude

by Oriah Mountain Dreamer from her book, The Dance Copyright © 2001 Oriah Mountain Dreamer. All rights reserved.
Photos Courtesy Harper Collins

What if it truly doesn't matter what you do but how you do whatever you do?

How would this change what you choose to do with your life?

What if you could be more present and open-hearted with each person you encounter working as a cashier in the corner store, a parking lot attendant or filing clerk than you could if you were striving to do something you think is more important?

How would this change how you want to spend your precious time on this earth?

What if your contribution to the world and the fulfillment of you own happiness is not dependent upon discovering a better method of prayer or technique of meditation, not dependent upon reading the right book or attending the right seminar, but upon really seeing and deeply appreciating yourself and the world as they are right now?

The Dance, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer - book cover image

How would this effect your search for spiritual development?

What if there is no need to change, no need to try and transform yourself into someone who is more compassionate, more present, more loving or wise?

How would this effect all the places in your life where you are endlessly trying to be better?

What if the task is simply to unfold, to become who you already are in your essential nature - gentle, compassionate and capable of living fully and passionately present?

How would this effect how you feel when you wake up in the morning?

What if who you essentially are right now is all that you are ever going to be?

How would this effect how you feel about your future?

What if the essence of who you are and always have been is enough?

How would this effect how you see and feel about your past?

What if the question is not why am I so infrequently the person I really want to be, but why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am?

How would this change what you think you have to learn?

What if becoming who and what we truly are happens not through striving and trying but by recognizing and receiving the people and places and practises that offer us the warmth of encouragement we need to unfold?

How would this shape the choices you have to make about how to spend today?

What if you knew that the impulse to move in a way that creates beauty in the world will arise from deep within and guide you every time you simply pay attention and wait?

How would this shape your stillness, your movement, your willingness to follow this impulse, to just let go and dance?

The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer - book cover

Note

You can also read another excerpt from The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self at this site, too: The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self (via this site).

Information about the Book:

Oriah Mountain Dreamer's insightful book, The Dance is available via amazon.com: The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer and elsewhere.

The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self is also now available as an audio CD, read in full (unabridged) by the author: The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer [Audiobook, Unabridged].

  • The Dance, Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer 
  • The Dance, Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self [ABRIDGED, Audio CD], by Oriah Mountain Dreamer 

More Best Sellers by Oriah Mountain Dreamer:

  • The Invitation
  • The Invitation, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer [Unabridged, Audio CD] 
  • The Call: Discovering Why You Are Here, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  • The Call: Discovering Why You Are Here, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer [Audiobook, Unabridged] 
  • What We Ache For: Creativity and the Unfolding of Your Soul, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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  • Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert. Penguin (1-30-2007). 
  • The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne

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