I am always so grateful for all the people that I get to meet when I facilitate drum circles. Tonight I had the pleasure to lead a group of women in a drum circle. These women meet regularly once a month, twelve months of the year to chat and have face to face conversations. Some of the women have been meeting for over twenty-five years.
The conversation before, during and after the drumming flowed so easily for these women, and it was great to be able to bring the drum circle to them, an experience that none of them, but one, had had before! They really enjoyed the evening, and we got to talking about how important it is to have regular opportunities in life for rhythmical activities.
One lady shared that she found rhythm in running. She had been a runner for over fifty years, and described her experience beautifully. She said, sometimes when she would run she came to find a beautiful state of mind, what she called ‘her cadence’. She said sometimes it would take a few kilometers before it would happen, but then she would feel it.
I looked up the meaning of this word as I wanted to know what she was feeling and here is what I found:
1.Balanced, rhythmic flow, as of poetry or oratory.
2. The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing or marching.
3. Music: A progression of chords moving to a harmonic close, point of rest, or sense of resolution.
May we all find various activities in our lives that give us a sense of Cadence. I especially appreciate the third definition, when life feels chaotic or scattered it is so vitally important to find ways to feel whole and complete!
Drumming is a beautiful way to find Cadence for anyone looking for a rhythmical activity.
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