When Did You Stop Dancing?

Steve Roberts black ink drawing: dancing being with wings and big star on one knee

In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: When did you stop dancing?  When did you stop singing?  When did you stop being enchanted by stories?  When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

~ Gabrielle Roth

 

 

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