“The Divine Dance” – by Richard Rohr

This is a book by Richard Rohr which I cracked open today,

The forward includes a poem by Wm Paul Young (author of “The Shack”).

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ONE alone
     is not by nature Love,
          or Laugh,
          or Sing
ONE alone
     may be Prime Mover,
          Unknowable
          Indivisible
          All
     and if Everything is All and All is One
          One is Alone
          Self-Centered
               Not Love
               Not Laugh
               Not Sing
TWO
     Ying/Yang
     Dark/Light
     Male/Female
          contending Dualism
               Affirming Evil/Good
               And striving toward Balance
          at best Face-to-Face
               but Never Community
THREE
     Face-to-Face-to-Face
          Community
          Ambiguity
          Mystery
     Love for the Other
          And for the Other’s Love
     Within
          Other-Centered
          Self-Giving
               Loving
               Singing
               Laughter
                    A fourth is created
                         Ever-loved and loving.

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I’ve been living and struggling and essentially dying on the vine because I have been in a state of TWO.  I wanted to know who was right and who was wrong.

But THREE says there is ambiguity, love what the other loves, sing and laugh.

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A man walks into his psychiatrist’s office and says, “I’m a teepee, I’m a wigwam.  I’m a teepee, I’m a wigwam!”

The psychiatrist answers, “Calm down, calm down.  You’re two tents.”

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Laugh, sing, dance, love and EVER be loved.