The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Why is it that music which emphasizes rhythm gives everyone the desire to dance? Even horses begin to move to the rhythm of the band playing before the cavalry. Even the most downhearted and discouraged soldiers feel encouraged when they hear the emphatic rhythm of a march played by the military band. An infant is soothed when the mother is patting it on its back; the mother without knowing it instinctively gives a rhythm to its body. By waving our hand we give our departing friend a rhythm against the regret or despair with which he leaves, in order to keep him rhythmic on all planes of life.