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Posts Tagged "beginner’s mind"

El Duende – The wind that blows soul into the face of listeners

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Blog Posts |

El Duende – The wind that blows soul into the face of listeners

The point of dancing is to become one with the music and the dance, fully in the moment. You cannot dance in the past or the future. You can only dance Now, in the present. Alan Watts said “ When we make music, we don’t do it to reach a certain point such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music, to get to the end of the piece, then obviously, the fastest players would be the best. And so likewise, when we are dancing, we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place...

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Learn About the Pine From the Pine

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Learn About the Pine From the Pine

“Learn about the pine from the pine, learn about the bamboo from the bamboo” – the dictum of our teacher means that you must forgo your subjectivity. If you interpret, “learn” in your own way, you will end up not knowing. To “learn” here means to enter into the object; then if its essence reveals itself and moves you, you may come up with a verse. Even if you seem to have described the object, unless it has an emotion that comes out of it naturally, the object and yourself will remain...

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