Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Eat ~ Dance ~ Pray

Call me a hippie and I will celebrate it. When Natasha Head at New World Creative Union's Wednesday Wake-Up Call encouraged us to dance using the art form of our choice I wrote three words in Google: eat, dance, pray. I never dreamed I would actually find a movement of peace that was founded on these three words. The movement is called Dances of Universal Peace. It was founded by Samuel L. Lewis in the late 1960’s. He believed that when people, “eat, dance and pray together,” the world finds peace. So if that sounds like hippie philosophy, I will gladly embrace it. How beautiful it is to join hands with no agenda other than to show love to one another through the movement of dance.



Eat
Dance
Pray

Peace joins hands with humanity
in a circle of renewal.

War’s boots no longer march
their agony across the oppressed.

Eat
Dance
Pray

Religion celebrates a creator
without division ~ unity their mantra.

The hungry are fed from a common pantry.
Nations speak, “What’s mine is yours.”

Eat
Pray
Dance

Bodies move to the song of earth.
Love has erased the memory of hate.

There is a new world risen from discord’s ash.
Joy now sings its hallelujah song.



©Susie Clevenger 2012
Come see how others danced at New World Creative's Wednesday Wake-Up Call

5 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. a pretty cool philosophy..its hard to stay angry when you dance you know....and i wish we had these alternatives now to war....i def think something happens when people eat at a table together as well....cool susie

Chasing Tao said...

That sounds really good to me Susie! I really liked the refrain too, "Eat Dance Pray." And, yes, this is coming, "Peace joins hands with humanity in a circle of renewal." It is so long overdue! Thanks for sharing your composition Susie! Nicely crafted and woven into a glowing tapestry!

Kudos,
Roger ☺

Natasha Head said...

Okay lady...goosebumps! Imagine a world that embraced these words, the philosophy...this is so awesome! I got the ipod and the picnic basket...you grab the tie-dyed tshirts and we'll live this! All jokes aside...the write is amazing!

Laurie Kolp said...

Wow... amazing, Susie... we all need to follow that mantra now.

mrs mediocrity said...

Yes, how much the world could be changed if we all danced just a little more, fought a little less.
Just lovely.