Dancing in the Unknown

Are you ready to Dance in the Unknown?

Knowledge is Safe. (RIGHT?) To Know means we’re grounded, that we’ve got this, or does it? Is it possible that “knowing” is our silent killer? Is knowledge the key that has locked us into the darkest of dungeons?

What? I thought knowledge was a good thing….

One night under the stars, as I contemplated my life, its meaning and purpose, and why I am, where I am, why I’m doing what I’m doing, the word Knowledge dancing around in my head. I noticed that there are two words in that one big word…


Let that sink in….



The more I “know,” the closer to the “ledge” I am….

What ledge? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Ledges can go either way…ya know.

So how do we “know”?

We know by experience, our past, the moments we’ve lived. Even our ability to “know what we know” has been shaped by education, parenting, current affairs, selfies, cell phones. Our entire worldview is made up from our past, and we love that. We love to “know” our story.

Sometimes this is a good thing, as in…let’s not step in that cesspool again, that was nasty. And sometimes it’s because there was a feeling of safety, and yes, even if that safety was tainted with trauma and coping mechanisms, we made it safe. Safe is subjective, as in safe is what we feel when we “know.”

Knowing is so safe, in fact, that we’re prisoners of it. The notion of questioning our own institutions, our own “sacred cows,” is so frightening…The hanging around in the question of WHAT IF? is so ugly, dark, and uncomfortable, that we’d rather stay in the suffering of what “know.”

What happens when we jump off the ledge?

What happens if we ask WHAT IF?

Join me and many men and women from all walks of life who said “What if,” who faced sickness, death, divorce, and much of life’s traumas—and let go of their story, took a leap of faith, and danced.

The stories in this book are from real people who’ve asked, “What is knowledge? What if I didn’t know?” and stayed with it long enough to have a new experience and build new neuropathways, new institutions, and sacred cows that come from a deeper, more meaningful place. Learn how this impacted them so deeply that they cannot return to the “Known.”

They must Dance in the Unknown…

Because that is where life happens….

Get your copy of Dancing in the Unknown here.

About the Author | Betsy Chasse

Betsy Chasse is an award -winning filmmaker (What the Bleep Do We Know?!, Song of the New Earth) and best-selling author of six books, including Tipping Sacred Cows and It Came Out of my Vagina, Now What?  Look for her newest collaboration, Dancing in the Unknown, and a new series, Radical Dating (Finding Lasting Love After 40) in September 2017. Find out more at www.betsychasse.net.

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10 comments to "Dancing in the Unknown"

  • Emad Asfoury

    Honored to be part of this collaboration. I can’t wait to hit the road with all you dancers promoting this beautiful book.

  • Elly Molina

    I’m excited, thrilled, and honored to be among the Dancers in this fabulous book! What a fun and awesome collaboration this is!

  • Judy Julin

    I for one, can’t wait to learn more and read your book! So exciting. The Age of Uncertainty is upon us. I just know your book and the stories within will be a wonderful, inspiring read.

  • Debbie Spector Weisman

    I am honored to be part of this amazing book, featuring courageous women and men who faced their fears, conquered them and embraced life in ways never before contemplated. Inspirational read.

  • Wendy

    Thanks for the preview, Betsy! I look forward to reading each of the contributor’s stories in Dancing in the Unknown :)

  • Tom Ziemann

    Very humbled and honored to be part of this extraordinary book.
    It’s a rare thing indeed to find a book that encompasses such a diverse bunch of respected writers who boldly and unapologetically shared their struggles; how they overcame tremendous obstacles which helped them forge the character which they now have. Each left their indelible chapter which can warm the heart, thereby offering frank ideas about their path which any reader can benefit from.

  • Ronda Renée

    What an amazing gift it has been to be a contributor on this project. Dancing in the Unknown is a place I have visited many times and as I find myself here yet again, it is a blessing to have the wisdom of many others’ journeys to support me as well!

  • Dr. Nelly

    Honored to be part of this Collaboration for Building A More Conscious and Awakened PeaceLearning Community of Dancers! Looking forward to this Beautiful Book Journey ✌️❤️🌎

  • Rebecca Haywood

    Such wonderful stories from amazing people, true spiritual warriors, and that I get to share my own story is an incredible honor. Thank you, Betsy, for being the muse that you are and for bringing this important message to the world!

  • Joel Crandall

    Excited to be a part of this Project with so many wonderful people