Making All Movement Dance

John Diamond, M.D.

Extract from the book 
Creativity and Beyond: The Diamond Reports, Vol. 3


Michael is a professional dancer. I asked him to dance, and when I examined him he believed at a deep level that he was dancing. Then I asked him to walk. This time he believed that he was walking, but not that he was dancing.

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The Grace of a Child

By John Diamond, M.D.

Here is Issa describing his young daughter: “When a passerby asks her to point out a dog or bird, she performs with her whole body, head to toe, poised like a butterfly on a grass blade, resting her wings.”[1] This movement from the Center, from the Buddha-Nature, I’ve always called grace – as does Issa: “She lives in a state of grace.

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