Monday, November 21, 2011

studying vs. embodying

Meet Ted Shawn,  father of modern dance,
who, after developing polio, felt called to leave
divinity school to become a dancer.
Say hello to author Mark Nepo,
who chose these words to describe Ted:
"It is compelling to realize that
studying God did not heal him.
Embodying God did."
Those are powerful and holy words.
Want more?  Check these ones out:
"...we are each challenged to open the miracle of our lives
by dancing where we are lame and
by loving where we are wounded. 
It is an astonishing thing to ask of ourselves,
and yet all our trials lead us there."
Mark Nepo, from The Exquisite Risk, p. 132
And now I have no more words...

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