Friday, May 28, 2010

I hope you dance…

The biggest distraction from the deepest desire of man – the need to belong – comes from no one but man himself.

As I start to ponder on the mysteries that surround me, all that nature points to (or maybe all that I have become deluded to see) is that we were created for the dance, the beautiful romance between God and man that is in tandem, and constant harmony, with all of his creation.

We were made, simply, to dance…

His loving arms around us, his eyes locked on ours, skillfully moving to the music of nature that surrounds, there is no fear in that place, because perfect love has cast it out, and our feet move lightly, unchained by the shackles of religion, and the harmonious choreography that begins to ensue is one that slowly unravels as we respond to his silent cues. All around us, nature is screaming of the balance that he gives; the flow of tide, the day and night, the fearsomely awesome seas…

And so I hope you dance…

We are not made like robots, to constantly bow to rules and dogma. The similitude of beauty that organizations may have cannot compare to the life of organisms that are truly alive. The constant harmony is seen in the weak child who is helped by the parent and becomes strong to help his weakened parent, as we exchange gases with plants – carbon for our oxygen.

The whole of nature silently screams of this constant harmony. The earth revolves round a sun and moon revolves round the earth…and though we call this attraction ‘the law of gravity’, Einstein gives a clue of depth – the law of “relativity” – that space and time itself curve in the presence of matter and the larger the mass, the greater the effect of the “curve” – and the greater the attraction…hence, I beg to allude, if God is the greatest form that transcends matter, perhaps, he pulls to himself all who will though he will not force their will.

I know it can be truly hard for a life-long servant to begin to learn what it is like to be free. I know it can be harder still to forge a relationship with divinity, and it becomes harder, still, without the crutch of a human intermediary. But I cannot help but think to myself, that like a pearl of great price, the value of a pursuit is heightened by its relative scarcity…and many will forever walk on the broader road all their lives, constantly giving in to the pressures and the constant moulds that surround, and only a few will look back at the end of their lives with little or no regret, for when you eventually get what you seek, then you realize whether or not the chase was worth it.

And so I hope you dance…

I hope that in some deeper way, you live your life with eyes that see the sky. I hope that you become all you were created to be, do all that you were born to do. Don’t fret too much; it will come to you, as naturally as sucking comes to a child, though you may have to learn to unlearn all the “learning” that give you knowledge but no clue of how to live your life, how to still retain the essence of yourself, how to work and play, how to meditate, how to love like a little child, how to work through hurt, never yield to hate and from loss, regenerate, how to walk alone, when the road demands and how to enjoy time with friends…and how to finally really be yourself when you have learnt to just be with yourself.

In relationship, one can tick all the boxes in two ways. You can learn all the rules, after finding out all the rules, and over time, hone them to perfection.
Or you can simply fall in love…and let time sort out all the little chinks
The choice is always yours, my friend. God is waiting on the dance floor. I can never tell you what the outcome will be, but I know there is so much more beyond that door. The destination IS the journey and on the way, you will find your way. There will be trips and falls, and temptation to run back to the staleness of the known. And there will be times of being alone, when your hands are about to lock on key pearls that line the way….


When the time comes and the choice is to be made, or even as you walk to work or rock slowly next to your fireplace, I hope, you choose, to look to the sky, give in to the unseen embrace and let him lead you on your way.
My friend, I really hope you dance…

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