Dancing at the Still Point
What do we do
when everything rational says,
and everything emotional says,
We can swing back and forth
between opposites indefinitely.
Better to stand
on the stillpoint
at the center.
A note from Rulik
Dancing at the Still Point by therapist, teacher and author Marion Woodman is such a concise lesson, to the Point.
A long and patient practice might be required to learn it.
For some it is the emotional parts that say “let go!” and the rational part that says “I cannot”
For others, a religious part or a loyal part is on this side or the other. Sometime it is the body that says No!
How often do you swing indefinitely, not able to decide?
Standing on the Still Point takes long hours of repeated training, and is in itself painful. Yet, it allows turning around faster and looking from a higher perspective. From that vantage point one might realize that both opposites are true, or that they are just the changing faces of one reality.
As the physicist Niels Bohr said:
“Two sorts of truth: profound truths recognized by the fact that the opposite is also a profound truth, in contrast to trivialities where opposites are obviously absurd.”