Life is a dance


Do not go after the past,
Nor lose yourself in the future.
For the past no longer exists,
And the future is not yet here.
By looking deeply at things just as they are,
In this moment, here and now,
The seeker lives calmly and freely.
You should be attentive today,
For waiting until tomorrow is too late.
Death can come and take us by surprise–
How can we gainsay it?
The one who knows
How to live attentively
Night and day
Is the one who knows
The best way to be independent.

-Bhaddekaratta Sutra

Life’s a dance. Put on your dancing shoes.

-Steve Winwood

  1. Maureen

    September 27, 2005 at 10:32 am

    After reading this post, this morning, I’ve had a UU hymn running through my head. The song is called ‘Let it be a dance’ & I decided to go look up the lyrics.

    As with most UU songs, I ended up finding a sermon attached to the lyrics & read it through with joy.

    Thank you for sending me on the journey this morning, that found me this:

    Read down to the part where it talks about the bear/bare spelling problem. I love the idea that a married couple needs to both ‘bear the pain’ and ‘bare the pain’ in order to be successful.


  2. I love the passing of time :: Found a lovely UU sermon today :: September :: 2005

    September 27, 2005 at 10:38 am

    […] Had a song running through my head, due to this post on this blog, so I googled it. […]

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