Hello, Loves. I hope this finds you well. Last weekend at Esalen, dancing the Rejoice workshop with Andrea Juhan, was beyond fabulous.  In one of the exercises on Friday evening, we sat with a partner and did a repeating question of, “tell me, who is happy when you’re happy?”  Such a simple question.  And so much fun to contemplate.  I had the luck of partnering with a lovely gentleman named Tom.  At the end of the exercise, we were instructed that this partner would be a type of partner for the entire weekend:  every time we saw this person, we were invited to soften. Whenever I’d see Tom, on the dance floor or off, I’d think to myself, soften. . . .and I had the exquisite bodily sensation of softening.  Isn’t that random and wonderful?  Again, so simple and yet so profound.  We can wake up in the morning and set the intention of, “I’m going to soften today whenever I see someone wearing the color blue. . . .(or whatever)”. . . .but the notion of consciously choosing to soften and having some sort of reminder . . . . . . and then that glorious sensation in the body.  Oh, the mind.  Oh, the body.  Oh, the magic of figuring out how to let the body soften at the simple suggestion from the mind.  Bliss is never really that far away, right?  ( I sometimes forget this.) Speaking of bliss, I’m wholeheartedly looking forward to dancing with you tomorrow in Sausalito.  Hope to see you there. Here’s the grooviest of all the groovy news you could possible hope for this groovy evening:  our beloved Kathy Altman will create the soundscape for us.  We can rest and be easeful in her capable and loving hands.  Just let the body do what it does on the dance floor.                                                               Here's a little poetry to contemplate: ACT GREAT What is the key To untie the knot of your mind’s suffering? What Is the esoteric secret To slay the crazed one whom each of us Did wed And who can ruin Our heart’s and eye’s exquisite tender Landscape? Hafiz has found Two emerald words that Restored Me That I now cling to as I would sacred Tresses of my Beloved’s Hair: Act great. My dear, always act great. What is the key To untie the knot of the mind’s suffering? Benevolent thought, sound And movement. ~ Hafiz ~ Blessings, KB

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