The following is borrowed from a Facebook status of a friend, and I felt it so timely:
In many shamanic societies if you came to a medicine person complaining of being dis-heartened, dis-spirited, depressed, they would ask you one of four ?s
when did you stop dancing
when did you stop singing
when did you stop being enchanted by stories
when did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?
I keep finding posts about how to get back to that “happy place” for people who are entangled in their old ways, their old patterns.
Just this morning, I was thinking that dancing, kirtan, and meditation are certainly ways to happiness, given they are engaged in mindfully. They are ways of staying present, ways of experiencing anew what may seem like the same activity.
Each day, a new life. Each breath, a new attitude. Each moment, a new beginning.