I saw this quote and I was confused almost instantly. I don’t get what this means. I always think it should be the opposite (Life is the dance and you are the dancer). This makes it sound like you have no control over what happens in your life. However, I’ve heard some people say this is a really good quote. So could someone please explain what this means. I don’t want to sound like an idiot, but I really don’t get it!
The dancer by itself does nothing…it is what she does in movement that makes the dance come alive! We are all unique and it is our individual dances that make life intersting. If we all danced the same dance, think how boring life would be. Our seperate dances, all mixed together, make life magical.”
I reflected on this quote for some time as well. Initially, my response, too, was, “Shouldn’t it be: Life is a dance, and you are the dancer”? But no, that is not where true, deep peace and harmony come from. If you were the dancer, all of the moves are up to you — which is not how life actually comes at you. There are so many things in life that we can’t control. Striving to control everything in life is like trying to get life to stop. On the other hand, one thing that *is* in our control is to admire the dance that life performs. When we are ready to judge an event in our life as “bad,” we bring misery into our own lives. Unnecessary misery. And the same happens when we judge an event in our life as “good.” This results in us developing attachment to impermanent things. On the other hand, if we can see life as the dancer, and watch it perform its dance — with admiration for all of the steps in that dance — *that* is where we can truly find real peace.
Life is a dancer, it has it s shape, leggs, maybe a beautiful dress. But it may also not have the perfect dancing shoes, or some other problems . You cannot control this, you can not influence the dancer, but you need to accept it. When you have accepted the dancer, and do not struggle with it, it will dance (that s why it is a dancer for ). The more you accept the dancer, the more beautifil it s dance will be. The more you try to analyze it or complain about it s shortcommings, the more paralyzed it will be. Accept the dancer and dance. Accept your life and live.
The chola bronze http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chola_art and many other art and religious work, including dancers and musicians make the claim that it’s not you creating the thing. You don’t choose what dance to do. You are a conduit of something that just exists, call it God or don’t call it God. But it’s that something that just comes out. There’s some thing that lives no matter what; the dance. And you can on occasion channel it and embody it.
Have you ever felt that you are out of your body or maybe that something takes over when you dance/ That’s what it means, you are just a tool of something else. Like CBS has a show, but the TV shows it. There is something else creating the dance and doing the dance, that you get to be like a TV and let it come through you.
That’s the best I got to try and explain it. It’s one of those quotes where it reflects something you’ve figured out already. You’re simply not just going to get it by anyone here trying to beat the dead horse.
“Being one with life is being one with Now. You then realize that you don t live your life, but life lives you. Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” Eckhart Tolle.
Life is the dancer; your body is life itself.. What is within you is the core, love, your soul, your spirit and that’s the dance, what makes you move; live.. Life lives you..
That means other people and things are dancing around you, to their own beat, or to another’s. You decide to join in, following with the beat of your own, and try to make your own way good, and hopefully everyone else’s dance is good, so its all good.
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