- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: HarperOne; 1 edition (April 25 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 006111670X
- ISBN-13: 978-0061116704
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 18.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 277 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Dance: Moving to the Deep Rhythms of Your Life Paperback – Apr 25 2006
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“Savoring Oriah’s words, I am both inspired and grounded by her fierce honesty, compassionate wisdom, and gorgeous language.” (Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman's Retreat Book and The Comfort Queen's Guide to Life)
“I deeply respect and admire Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s direct channel to the soul, and The Dance takes you there.” (SARK, author/artist, Succulent Wild Woman)
“To read The Dance is to dance with Oriah Mountain Dreamer--who leads but never steps on your toes.” (Elizabeth Lesser, author of The Seeker's Guide, and co-founder, Omega Institute)
“This book tells you how be authentic and make a lasting difference.” (Mark Victor Hansen, Co-creator, #1 New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul)
“. . . a blessing, a healing, a reminder to stop living in the neighborhood of your self & go home.” (Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather's Blessings)
About the Author
Oriah is the author of the inspirational prose poem and international bestselling book The Invitation as well as the bestsellers The Dance and The Call. Her writing sets forth in detail how we can follow the thread of our heart's longing into a life of meaning and purpose. Her latest book, What We Ache For: Creativity and the Unfolding of Your Soul, explores creativity as a way of accessing and cultivating a spiritually rich life. Oriah is the mother of two grown sons. She lives with her husband, Jeff, several hours north of Toronto in a home surrounded by forest stillness.
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The Dance has opened my eyes to a new world.?? It is a world filled with countless wonders.?? I, now, appreciate even the tiniest molecules of oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide as they caress my skin.?? I am aware of precious moments of shared silence with others in an elevator or waiting room.?? Oriah has shown me how to pay attention and recognize the beauty present within my everyday life.
Unlike other self-help books, The Dance does not guarantee success through a series of "proven" steps that promise to transform my life.?? I don't have to wake up two hours early everyday to exercise and meditate.?? Instead, I need to slow down and let go.?? Oriah writes, "It can bring tremendous relief and rest to let go where we are trying to hold on, trying to keep the same those things that by their very nature are constantly changing."??
The Dance was first a gift from my friend. It has multiplied into many gifts from Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Here's my gift to whoever is listening: read The Dance. You'll be glad you did.
Jenni Schaefer, author of Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too(McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books - Feb '04 release)
I read an exerpt on her website and now I've read the whole book. It's powerful and magic, and I feel changed by it. Not because it left me with a sense of who I could be, but because it gave me a sense of the value of who I am, and of how to more fully live with that.
Oriah says of her book " It is the story of my discovery that the question is not ï¿½Why are we so infrequently the people we want to be?ï¿½ but rather ï¿½Why do we so infrequently want to be the people we really are?ï¿½ ...It is the story of our struggles with those things that make it hard to remember who and what we really are, the places where is easy to become afraid in our culture."
She also shows us much more of the person she is, of her background in Shamanic teaching and the workshops that she ran, and that makes the "The Dance" more powerful for me. Her stories are vivid and real, and she often tells painfully human anecdotes of mistakes she makes; no "I'm the Master who knows all" fraudulance here.
It's really a wonderful book...if you're on my Christmas gift list, you probably don't need to buy a copy, but otherwise you definitely should.
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