When your world falls apart and you're left with just yourself, you're forced to discover who you are without all the beliefs, expectations, views, & self-image provided by some teacher or system. The calculating mind gives way to the intuitive mind, Knowing without Thinking.— Gabrielle Roth
The most unique Gabrielle Roth quotes that will activate your desire to change
Energy moves in waves. Waves move in patterns. Patterns move in rhythms. A human being is just that energy, waves, patterns, rhythms. Nothing more. Nothing less. A dance.
If you want to give birth to your true self, you are going to have to dig deep down into that body of yours and let your soul howl. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and trust that if you turn off your head, your feet will take you where you need to go.
There is a dance only you can do, that exists only in you, here and now, always changing, always true. Are you willing to listen with fascination? If you are, it will deliver you unto the self you have always dreamed you could be. This is a promise.
Don't be afraid to show your light.. If it ends up being too much for people.. tell them to wear sunglasses!
Between the head and feet of any given person is a billion miles of unexplored wilderness.
Your soul is a seeker, lover and artist;
shape-shifting through archetypal energy, between your darkness and fields of light, your body and spirit, your heaven and hell, until you land in the moment of sweet surrender; when you, as a dancer, disappear into the dance.
You just have to determine to settle for nothing less than being FULLY ALIVE, to show up, be who you are, and share your gifts.
The fastest, cleanest, most joyful way to break out of your own box is by dancing. I'm not talking about doing the stand-and-sway. I'm talking about dancing so deep, so hard, so full of the beat that you are nothing but the dance and the beat and the sweat and the heat.
To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self.
Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. The more you dance... the more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you are to ecstasy.
Put your body in motion and your psyche will heal itself.
Your body is the ground and metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence. It is your Bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Everything that happens to you is stored and reflected in your body. In the marriage of flesh and spirit divorce is impossible.
Anger is an integrity-producing response to the invasion of your personal boundaries.
Our soul, our true self, is the most mysterious, essential, and magical dimension of our being. In fact, it is not a separate reality, as traditional Western thought views it, but the cohesive force that unites our body, heart, and mind. It is not a ghost trapped somehow in the physical machinery of our body but the very essence of our being.
There is no true joy and compassion except through the difficult emotions - all we get without the experience of fear, anger, and sadness are cheap imitations of joy and compassion - pleasantness and sentimentality.
Movement is my medicine, my meditation, my metaphor and my method, a living language we can rely upon to tell us the truth about who we are, who we are with, and where we are going. There is no dogma in the dance.
Sweat your prayers, dance your pain, and move on.
Healing is movement. Disease is inertia. If you put the body in motion, you will change.
Rhythm is our universal mother tongue. It's the language of the soul.
Each of us is a moving center, a space of divine mystery
It takes discipline to be a free spirit.
The body is the womb of the soul, a begging bowl for spirit.
Each of us is a moving center, a space of divine mystery.
And though we spend most of our time on the surface in the daily details of ordinary existence, most us hunger to connect to this space within, to break through to bliss, to be swept away into something bigger than us.
We're constantly changing and any practice meant to serve our authenticity should reflect our fluid nature.
I want to take you to a place of pure magic.
.. It's the place athletes call the "zone". Buddhists call "satori" and ravers call "trance". I call it the Silver Desert. It's a place of pure light that holds the dark within it. It's a place of pure rhythm.
Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.
We all share the wound of fragmentation.
And we can all share in the cure of unification. Healing is the unification of all our forces -- the powers of being, feeling, knowing and seeing.
When we give ourselves over completely to the spirit of the dance, it becomes a prayer
Movement practice gets all your creative juices flowing.
It doesn't just release your body, but it opens up your heart and empties out your mind, as well.
Art is not just ornamental, an enhancement of life.
It is a path in itself, a way out of the predictable and conventional... a map to self discovery.
Life is sacred. Life is art. Life is sacred art.
We have lost awe and wonder. In reference to the mystery of life itself, we've lost respect for movement in our planet.
Shamanic healing is a journey. It involves stepping out of our habitual roles, our conventional scripts, and improvising a dancing path.
My work is giving space - learning of its way and being in its service at the same time. We each have responsibility to express ourselves. And in this expression is the key to our healing.
If you just set people in motion, they'll heal themselves.
It's beautiful to dance alone, beautiful to dance with your children, beautiful to dance with your friends, beautiful to dance with your lover, or even collectively. But the ultimate dance is the one we do by ourselves, when we make ourselves known to God.
There is a dance that only you know how to do
Compassion is a chameleon: it can wear the face of fear, anger, sadness, joy or even dispassion, depending on what's needed at the time. The compassionate Buddha has a smile in one eye and a tear in the other, and our Buddha mission is to lead people to true freedom, not to hold their hand and tell them that everything is going to be all right. In teaching, compassion means doing whatever needs to be done to get to the next phase.
Freeing the body inevitably leads to freeing the heart.
Dance has been my medium, my metaphor, my message and my meditation.
In many shamanic societies, people who complain of being disheartened.
.. or depressed would be asked,... When did you stop dancing? ... This is because dancing is a universal healing salve.
Dance is movement, is action, and like all action, it reveals us to ourselves in the doing.
To shed the past, forget the future and fall into the moment feet first.
If you don't do your dance, who will?
I believe in the power of motion, the wisdom of gravity, the emptiness of true love, the fact that there is no way out but through the body, no way up unless we all go together, no way down unless we follow the beat, no way in unless we embrace the dark.
Your body is the ground metaphor of your life, the expression of your existence.
It is your Bible, your encyclopaedia, your life story.
Imagination is powerful. Imagination is healing. All you need is the courage to visualize what should be, and then give yourself to its creation. The result may not be what you expected, but it will be right.
Dancing, singing, storytelling and silence are the four universal healing salves.
The spirit in motion heals, expands, circles in and out of the body, moving through the layers of consciousness from inertia to ecstasy. Open to the spirit, and you will be transformed.
The dance is not where we lose ourselves. But where we find ourselves.