Moving from Stillness

The whirling dervishes are sufis who spin and spin while they circle around their teacher, who they believe represents the sun. It takes a good sense of your own center of gravity to be able to do that without getting dizzy or spinning out of control.

The whirling dervish spiritual ceremony is performed out of a sense of love for all people. According to Sufi Whirling Dervishes of Rumi

An important characteristic of this seven-centuries-old ritual is that it unites the three fundamental components of human nature: the mind (as knowledge and thought), the heart (through the expression of feelings, poetry and music) and the body (by activating life, by the turning). These three elements are thoroughly joined both in theory and in practice as perhaps in no other ritual or system of thought.


Everything revolves, at the level of electrons, within blood and other circulatory systems, and within the cosmos. To live is to move.

Moving from stillness can give you more balance, keeping your focus on your objective. It makes it easier to get to a resounding YES if you’re not distracted by conflicting choices.

But first you need to spend enough time in the stillness.

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