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Radiating Peace!

Hello Dancing Friends!

What is the sensation of Peace to you? Some of the ways I cultivate the sensation of peace is through grounding into my body, using my breath, meditation and prayer, and strength. Radiating Peace does not mean I am in stillness. I can cultivate and radiate Peace in my Niaand Yoga practices, in the middle of chaos, walking with my dog Rocket, or as I am dancing through my life. Consciously choosing Peace has the sensation for me of wholeness, harmony with my self and the world, and potential, and it can be cultivated simply by saying the mantra "I am Peace". I believe I have a responsibility to radiate peace for that is the natural state of the Universe. I love this poem "The Peace of Wild Things" by Wendell Berry, which is a reminder for me that Peace is radiating all around me. "When despair grows in me and I wake in the middle of the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting for their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free." What would my world look like if I radiated Peace throughout my day? What would the world look like if everyBody radiated Peace throughout the day? I leave these questions as a mediation and invitation. That is what we will be doing in class...cultivating Peace with the intent to radiate Peace. Shanti Hum!

Namaste, Joanie

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