Reflections on 'The Path of Love' workshop

Before the workshop ‘The Path of Love’ that I delivered on 17 February 2019, I had been completing my normal meditation practice of choosing a poem to read and I happened to pick up a Rumi piece called "‘The Purity of Desire’.

Wonder took a vow: we exchanged rings. I fell in love, and she accepted all my desires. I am lying now in a meadow. Holding the sky in my arms. If I turn my gaze away from you dear earth, please do not feel hurt. I will come back and kiss you again.

To my eyes, lovers touching are folded wings in a beautiful prayer.

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Each one of us is always treading the path of love, in our own unique way.

What I am learning from my own personal experience is that each one of us is always treading the path of love, in our own unique way. All we have to do is remember that we are love and that love and us are inexplicably linked.

Life and love are forever unfolding our next steps for us to continue our journey

To dance is to let go of our mind and give ourselves fully to musical tones

As a facilitator of Biodanza I see this prayer of life through the witnessing and participating in the dance of life through the medium of the body. Rumi believed that dance was a part of life, and that our own cosmic dance enriches the universal dance. This of course is echoed by most of the mystical teachers. To dance is to let go of our mind and give ourselves fully to musical tones.

It was such a privilege

In the workshop, the purity of love and the innocence of desire was so present for me. I saw so much love and laughter with a lot of wonder and joy in this mix. It was such a privilege to have witnessed and shared the deep connection to love present during the dancing.

Rolando Toro said, “Dancing Biodanza is about remembering all that is beautiful, all that is pure, all that is innocent and all that is sacred in us”.

I am feeling blessed indeed to have been there with you all for this shared experience where “wonder did take a vow, exchanged rings and fell in love with everyone in the room”.