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  • Writer's pictureThe Night Owl

The spider and the web

There is a story of the King and the Spider.

Vikram was a brave king. Once, he had to fight against a large army with just a few soldiers, he was defeated. He had to run for his life. Vikram took shelter in a forest cave. He was very depressed. His courage had left him. He was blankly gazing at the ceiling of the cave. An interesting scene captured his attention.

A small spider was trying to weave a web across the cave ceiling. As the spider crawled up, a thread of the web broke and the spider fell down. But the spider did not give up. He tried to climb again and again. Finally, the spider successfully climbed up and completed the web.

Vikram began to think, "If a small spider can face failure so bravely, why should I give up? I will try with all might till I win". This thought gave strength to the defeated king. Vikram got out of the jungle and collected his brave soldiers. He fought against the large army. He was defeated again. But now, he would not give up his fight. Vikram again and again fought against the large army and finally, after many attempts defeated the large army and regained his kingdom. He had learnt a lesson from the spider.

It takes lots of time, patience and efforts for the spider to build their web. Six years, one month since I landed in Aotearoa - the country of long white clouds, the seeds I planted have come to fruition. I am now officially calling myself a Registered Dance Movement Therapist. Thank you, DTAA Dance-Movement Therapy Association of Australasia for the approval of my professional membership. I also would love to thank two highly qualified super incredible mentors Connor Kelly and Amber Elizabeth Gray for your guidance and supports during all these years since I was a new DMT student. And yet, I thank all my DMTs colleagues, friends and students whom I have such a privilege to share this journey and this milestone. You all know that you are my DMT family, and I am so grateful to walk this path with you, laying a foundation for a DTAA New Zealand chapter. Ngā mihi nui ki a koe.


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