Good questions ;)

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Good questions ;)
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Sun, 01-20-2013 - 7:54pm
In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. 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?

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In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. 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?



Blessings,

Gypsy

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Registered: 08-08-2012
Wed, 01-23-2013 - 6:06pm

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 love your posts Gypsy, they always make me stop and think.

I think I went dancing early last year, but since then....shame

I only sing when alone as I am not fond of scaring people.

I am still and always will be entranced by stories.

I have always found comfort in silence and enjoy it when I can. I am NOT a fan of chaos like many people these days are.

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 12:43pm

My turn... ;))

When did you stop dancing?

Physically, with arthritis, actual physical dancing is difficult. But my spirit dances, in doing my T'ai Chi Chih practice, or listening to music or listening to birdsong or the trees signing in the breeze. :)

When did you stop singing?

Well, like you, I don't inflict my singing (non-singing? LOL!) voice on anyone but myself and my deaf dog. :D But, there are other ways to "sing." ;)

When did you stop being enchanted by stories?

I am an avid reader and movie watcher, so I love stories. Especially if they are uplifting. :) And I tell my true life stories to my daughter when we have our serious conversations when she is troubled by something in her life.

When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

I find comfort every day in my sitting meditation practice as well as my T'ai Chi Chih. :) I don't need the TV on or music blaring when I am alone. I like the "sweet sound" of silence. :)

Mostly, I find my daily gratitude practice keeps me mentally positive most of the time. Just noting the little things, like the smell of rain, or my dog's face looking up at me, or my favorite old ragged flannel shirt and how good it feels. It's the little stuff that makes a life. :)



Blessings,

Gypsy

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