In Dancemeditation, we practice witnessing both ourselves and each other. This work is delicate and more consuming than it outwardly appears. Full of baraka (blessing), we follow the rhythm of our breath, training our minds to focus away from its chaotic processes to the singular and simple sensation of our hand as is moves slowly through space. With quieter minds, we learn to allow our body to move with its own agency. Letting go of how we want our dance and our person to be perceived. We practice stepping past our impulses, our habits, our ideas, our stories. From this space, we can watch others move. Seeking not to observe the function of their movement, but to allow the quality of their essence to alter our own. It is through dedication to this practice, that I learn how to extend past my human constructions, in order to truly see others and allow myself to be seen. So that, when I step out of the studio, I discover an entire world rejoicing.