The need for self-expression
We have a natural inborn need for self-expression. Remember the moments where you feel joy, anger, or sadness, but the circumstances do not allow you to express your emotions. Holding back anger makes you feel like a volcano that wants to erupt but cant and often it’s starting to eat you up from inside. Suppressed sadness could accumulate and breaks through the surface as depression. In order to be in balance, we need to express what is in us.
Dancing is a non-verbal expression
We don’t necessarily need to speak verbally about what we feel. It is very satisfying if we can embody emotions through dancing. It doesn’t matter how we express ourselves, it just needs to go out somehow. Dancing gives us the room to do that and what comes out is just art. That’s pretty awesome.
The need for self-realization
Self-realization is everything we are searching for in our life. It is the basic goal in any spiritual practice, and it is a monster task. It doesn’t come from studying books. It is something that only comes from real experience in engagement with the true nature of life. The nature of life and death. This experience only comes if a human goes on an adventure, into the unknown.
The need for a journey
The journey is gives an answer to a fundamental question everyone has: What for am i here? Whats the meaning of my existence?
The journey is within
There are many possibilities to go on a journey. The attempt to dance freely from the soul will take every human on an adventurous, life-long journey. The joy one experiences by looking at a flower is happening in one’s own head. The entire experience of existence is happening within us.
Dancing is a hero’s journey
Dancing will fly you high to the moon and will pull you down in the dark abyss of the ocean. It will burn you with fire to ash and then let you rise like the phoenix. It will let you dry out in the desert and freeze to death only to show you, that you actually have the power to let it rain if you wish and enlighten a fire with your bare hands.