***If you cannot find the truth right where you are,where else do you expect to find it?
***Have you ever sat very quietly with closed eyes
and watched the movement of your own thinking?
Have you watched your mind working?
Or rather, has your mind watched itself in operation,
just to see what your thoughts are,
what your feelings are,
how you look at the trees, at the flowers,
at the birds, at people,
how you respond to a suggestion or react to a new idea?
Have you ever done this?
***Slow Down. You will not miss a thing, but you will find the entire universe. Slow down!
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“Life is a dancer and you are the dance.”
– Taoist Proverb
It often feels as if life is a dance, that you dont know yet. Then you try to pick it up. To do this you think you have to learn the right steps and feel the rhythm. Sometimes its easy if someone is around to guide you. Someone who takes your hand and shows you the right steps. You can let yourself go and dont have to think about the moves but just follow the steps of the other one. Until he/she lets you go because you both believe that now you know the right steps. You are certain that now you have understood the steps and that you know the dance. And maybe you will go on dancing a bit longer, still the music in your head. But soon you will trip over your own feet, will make a step in the wrong direction. You will lose the rhythm and try to remember the sequences and the right steps. But you simply don’t remember anymore and can’t get it right. You have to stop since it wasn’t your dance – to begin with.
So you get back up, thinking you can learn the dance alone. You are certain that if you excercise long enough you will be able to understand the dance and that one day you will be able to dance it. Somewhen. But that is not going to happen. You will only have sore feet, will be so exhausted and out of breath that you have to stop. You will spin in circles that you will get you dizzy and you will have to sit down. And that’s where it all starts anew and you will ask yourself: “Why am i not able to learn that dance, since it is my life?”
And if you are still in that very moment, and dont move to any kind of choreography, but instead maybe just listen to the song playing in the background… maybe you will understand that there is no such thing as a dance that you can learn. Because you are the dance yourself – and your life is the dancer.
This Sweet Serenade came to life through one of these still moments. Since our dance only becomes complete with the music.
Enjoy your dance…
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Ps. All Sweet Serenade Mixes Now In Good Quality (Link)
Sweet Serenade Vol 6 Tracklist:
The Head & The Heart – Let’s Be Still
Ed Sheeran – I See Fire
Luke Sital-Singh – Nothing Stays The Same
Gabrielle Aplin – Home
Caroline Glaser – Money Tree
Edie Brickell – Go Where The Love Is
Junip – Line Of Fire
Release The Sunbird – Best Thing For Me
Iron And Wine – Low Light Buddy Of Mine
The Lumineers – This Must Be The Place (naive Melody)
First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining
Tom Misch & Carmody – The Last Song
The Lumineers – Stubborn Love
The Night IV – Thinking Bout You (Frank Ocean Cover)
The Tallest Man on Earth – A Lion’s Heart
Sarah Jaffe – Mannequin Woman
Lewis Watson – Into the Wild
Sandra McCracken – Go
The Beautiful Girls – Freedom pt 2, ft. Mason Jennings