My own story in Chasing the Dance of Life: A Faith Journey tussles with questions about energy, love, body and soul, and “seeing things.” Maybe you have these questions, too. Here’s some I put together for a friend’s book club.
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Questions for Chasing the Dance of Life
Courage to Love
If “weird” can describe mystery, what mysterious moment troubles or inspires you?
Have you noticed a voice, dream, or pull that makes you wonder?
Leaving aside religious or parental language and beliefs, describe your experience of the Holy in your life, even if this means “no experience.”
Do you make space for silliness, craziness, wildness? How do you connect this to the divine?
Have you ever been in trouble for following your truth? How did you get through?
How are service and creativity inter-related for you?
What is your favorite form of prayer or most engrossing activity?
Is your way of loving welcome in your communities?
Clarity of Vision
Do you have a manifesto, creed, or purpose for your life?
How do you discern life questions, the what, who, where, why or how’s of life?
What mentors help you follow your dreams?
If body and soul are one thing how will you feed your soul today?
Where on the earth would you most like to dance? with whom?
Is your vision welcome in your communities?
Efficiency of Energy
Do you have unique sensitivities that are hard to share or talk about?
Do you struggle with being too open or closed?
Are you highly empathetic? Somewhat empathetic? Feel Numb?
Have you studied techniques to work with human energy dynamics. What have you learned?
Is your way of managing energy welcome in your communities?
Body wisdom arises in movement, voice, words, touch, and stillness. Which do you favor or avoid?
When did you last sing your own song, dance your dance, tell your truth, touch and be touched?
Have you created in any of these forms (even if it was just for you?)
Growing up, did you receive encouragement to be whole, to dance, sing, speak, be you? Did someone or something affect your wholeness?
What dance, song, story, image inside yearns to come out?
What forms of healing have you embraced in order to be whole?
What does freedom feel like to you?
Is your body wisdom welcome in your communities?