Charlotte Joko Beck 516 words, 8K views, 18 comments
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On Apr 28, 2023Chelsea wrote :
I have experiences of closing the gap which tend to come during meditation, but can also come in moments when I just let go. The more I am finding time to close the gap, the more the gap closes for me. I am a near constant hair twirler, and sometimes I will get a moment of clarity when I go to twirl my hair and choose not to - I then experience a blissful moment of rest and awareness. Most recently, I have experienced closure of the gap when I imagine I am dancing with my son who passed at 17 years old on August 28th, 2022. I have had many thoughts about how he is no longer in a physical body and so can't experience dance the way we used to (he always danced with me, even in his teen years). At first it made me feel sorry for him, but then I started exploring the idea of dancing without my physical body, and so I close my eyes and dance with him without my physical form. It is a beautiful lightening experience of joy, and I believe he is guiding me in this new practice.
On Apr 28, 2023Vicki wrote :
Your post about your late son is so beautiful and the love you two shared for dancing and seeing how you express and feel without his physical body present was helpful to me in my own struggles with separation from family. Thank you.
On May 1, 2023David Doane wrote :
I am sorry about the death of your son, and happy that you enjoy you and him being together nonphysically. Thank you for sharing.
On May 1, 2023Shyam wrote :
Finding bliss in a simple realisation of being aware of the twirling of hair and choosing not to do is amazing.
Like the author says , it's about practicing. Thankyou for sharing.
Finding joy in dancing with the spirit of your son sucha beautiful practice to.
I also re-live many memories conversing with my wife who passed away almost ten years ago. There is a o much of joy in it.
On May 5, 2023Barbara wrote :
What a beautiful reflection to share here! Finding joy in the nonphysical way of dancing with your son is wonderful for you. When you meditate you can experience this deeply and find joy. I am happy that you were able to choose to close that gap when you consciously choose to not twirl your hair. I am sure we all have those things we wish not to do. Namaste~