Thu, Jun 11, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Dharma Dance: Habits of Happenstance & the Power of Awareness

A tip of the hat to James Clear, my favorite writer and thinker about habits for sharing this quote:

“If you do not deliberately form good habits, then unconsciously you will form bad ones. You are the kind of person you are because you have formed the habit of being that kind of person, and the only way you can change is through habit.”
~ Albert Gray, a life insurance executive at Prudential in the 1940s

Nearly half of everything we do every day is habit. Just knowing that makes it clear how powerful habits are whether they are examined or not. Mindfulness allows us to shine the light on what we are doing habitually and invites us to ask if those things are helpful and beneficial. Do they feel good before, during or after?

Today’s Dharma Dance practice steps directly into mindfully moving with habitual patterns and allowing ourselves to feel the awkwardness of breaking them and the possibilities that open when we do. The first half of the experience that we call Body as Student offers guided movement designed to break habit. The second half, Body as Teacher, invites us to let the body lead, to think less and feel more and see where that takes us. Please find the video here.

~~~ Music Credits ~~~
Title song for Dancing Water Daily:

Kate’s Waltz 3:44 Bad Snacks, YouTube Audio Library

Playlist for Thu, Jun 11, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Dharma Dance: Habits of Happenstance & the Power of Awareness
Go On Going 3:45 Stayloose YouTube Audio Library
Ella’s Interlude 3:56 DJ Williams YouTube Audio Library
Sunspots 5:43 Jeremy Blake YouTube Audio Library 
Into the Sky 5:08 Jeremy Blake YouTube Audio Library
We Could Reach 4:10 Freedom Trail Studio YouTube Audio Library
Without A Sound 3:34 Letter Box YouTube Audio Library
Believer 4:07 Silent Partner YouTube Audio Library
High Life 3:03 The Mini Vandals featuring Mamadou Koita and Lasso YouTube Audio Library 
Flight To Tunisia 2:57 Causmic YouTube Audio Library
The Blue Pearl 6:52 Jesse Gallagher YouTube Audio Library 

Mon Jun 8 ~ Nourishing Movement: Sweet Potato Pudding & Other Habits of Happenstance ~ find it here
Tue Jun 9 ~ Nourishing Movement: Habits of Happenstance & Priorities ~ find it here
Wed Jun 10 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga: Habits of Happenstance… and Hands, Feet & Eyes (Minimal Props) ~ find it here
Thu Jun 11 ~ Dharma Dance: Habits of Happenstance & the Power of Awareness ~ find it here
Fri Jun 12 ~ All Out All You Dharma Dance: Changing Habits of Happenstance Little by Little
Sat Jun 13 ~ Ajna: Making Friends with Breaking Habit
Sun Jun 14 ~ Moon River Restorative: Habits of Happenstance (Nesting Props)

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