The prescription for every lifestyle is always to go beyond oneself. The Beatles say to find someone to love. For a parent the gift is giving to the child. For the entrepreneur the gift is creating something useful and desirable. For the financial life, gathering assets is to benefit a family or to participate in a group. For the universal mind, the gift is gratitude to a creator or awe in the face of the vastness of the universe.
For the performer, the gift is sharing a vision with one person in an audience or with a complete spectrum of groups. In the study of dance and music, building energy fields is a matter of changing focus and imagery to include a fellow dancer or musician and to invite a wider group to experience unique combinations of movement, emotion, and intention.
Each artist devises their own configurations that reveal surprises and more demands to give of themselves beyond their wildest imagination.
Tim Hurst 12/22/17
In a search to lower my stress and get my blood pressure under control, I have begun giving my heart to a source outside myself. From my perspective of shifting focus from a broad view to a narrow one, my broadest view is a creator of the universe. This is a poem I wrote exploring this experience:
Giving my heart to my creator releases my desire for proof that I am the author of my energy.
If my energy is beyond my desire to torque and to force, what freedom I have to allow rejuvenation to live within me.
All is beyond my imagination anyway. Why must I struggle so for an opinionated desire?
Where does the dance, the music come from then? What need to ask if my creator is the author of my energy?
How much more unique my energy must be than I can imagine?
Yes it is true I must now ask and continue to ask to give my heart to my creator?
How can I possibly ask for that?
Tim Hurst 12/21/17