Weekly Food For Thought

Dancer & Dance

Dance Dance Dance
Dancer and the dance
Dance without the Dancer unthinkable
Dancer without the Dance unknowable
One rooted in the depths of stillness
And the other revealed as the exuberance of movement
One a huge warehouse of memory
And the other a limitless potential & possibility
Yet, Dance & The Dancer are forever inextricably One

Involve yourself deeply and there is only the dance
See a bit more clearly and there is only the dancer
The dance on the surface
And the dancer at its core
Aren’t they different layers of a single reality?
Views simply from different vantage points?
Intertwined in endless harmony of melody & rhythm
The Dance & The Dancer are forever inextricably One

Call it dance and dancer
Creation and creator Or Purusha and Prakriti
It is life in all its grandeur, glory & beauty
The one masquerading as two!
Involve to experience the exuberance of movement
Watch to know the tranquility of stillness
Stay on the surface and be a joyful puppet
Or touch the core and be the mighty puppeteer
Whatever the experience no harm really done
As the dance and the dancer are forever inextricably One

Endless cycles of stillness & movement
Of silence & sound, Of being and becoming
Is this the game of life?
The one who knows action in inaction & inaction in action
Is the wise one they say
The one who sees the scape in which this dance is revealed
Is the wise one they say
Call it the eternal witness or the absolute source
Dance & Dancer are but mere modifications of that indivisible, immutable One!