“Truth cannot be defined, although it can certainly be experienced. But experience is not a definition. A definition is made by the mind, experience comes through participating. If somebody asks, ‘What is a dance?’ how can you define it? But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it. God is the ultimate dance.” Osho
Life must be experienced. You must dance your life away. You can think all you want. Indeed, I encourage you to think. But life is not in the thinking; it is in the doing. It is in the being.
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You can meditate to grow your own spirit and your own life. I encourage you to meditate and grow. Even achieve peace of mind and peace of spirit in meditation. Even detach yourself from all of life so that nothing can disturb you and your peace.
I applaud your efforts toward meditation and peace of mind. But peace of mind is played out in real life which means interaction with your environment. One benefit of meditation can be real and genuine happiness as well. Again, however, happiness is put to use in the substantive world.
In this regard, let’s talk about God, or the Source of All There Is, for just a moment. Some look at God as a totally spiritual entity. That is, God for them, and for me, is Consciousness. There is nothing more, nor is there anything less, than Consciousness in this Universe.
Consciousness is just “fine” as it is. But Consciousness by itself cannot experience; it cannot “be” in the usual sense of that word “be.” One might say that Consciousness is undividedly in its head. Thus it cannot “be” as we think of “being.”
So even Consciousness must learn to dance and then dance often. Consciousness has chosen to dance through you and me. We are the action-agents of the Source of All There Is.
Taking all I have said thus far in this writing, you can see, I hope, that in order to truly be in this world you must get out of your head and on to the dance floor. (Of course, I don’t mean you literally have to find a dance venue and break your moves there. I, for one, would be totally embarrassed by my lack of competent move-breaking.)
I do mean you need to participate in life. You may find it difficult to describe happiness, for example. But you can easily demonstrate your happiness by the way you treat other people, the environment, animals and events. You can even demonstrate your happiness by how you react to events in your world whether large, small, tragic, happy or somewhere in between.
You need to dance. You need to dance to make real what you feel in your consciousness. God as Consciousness, the Source of All There Is, needed to find an outlet for Its energy of consciousness. (It is said and shown that all the Universe is energy – vibrations of astronomical numbers of different frequencies.) So humans came into being as one way Consciousness could express Itself.
In other words, Consciousness, the Source of All There Is, learned to dance in what we see as the corporeal world. Yes, some will want to say to me that this world is an illusion. In a way, of course, that is true. But it is the floor we have at the present moment upon which to dance.
This Universe is real and solid to us right now. So, enjoy yourself and your happiness by dancing your life away. Life is to be experienced. Indeed, I believe we experience life on behalf of the Consciousness of the Universe. Dance.
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