Just Dance …
Inside each of us is a dancer. There’s a part of us that responds freely to music. The music of life.
But, somewhere along the way we become guarded. Our fears restrict us and, eventually, we dismiss the gift we have of enjoying this freeing feeling.
Sometimes, it is too late to reach that child-like feeling that’s inside. We hold ourselves back because we feel awkward about our style of dancing or how we’ll look to others.
As a child, I remember that when people visited our home music would be playing and dancing would soon follow. My grandmother would grab whomever was closest to her and off they’ed go to spin and twirl. The first time she pulled me up to dance I felt silly. I had danced all the time by myself but never with a partner.
She told me, “Don’t be shy dancing makes you feel free.”
I did feel free.
Whenever I felt stress or needed to release nervous energy I’d dance.
I took classes with a friend who had a dance studio. There were days we danced for 8 or 9 hours straight. Later, I would teach dance. We went to DEA (Dance Educators of America) conventions and danced with Alvin Alley and some of the great dancers in different fields during the convention (ie: tap, jazz, ballet modern dance; etc.). It was the most exhilarating feeling. The sound of hundreds of tap shoes pounding on a wooden floor is intoxicating. You want to do it again and again and again.
Make today the day you let you dance.
Whether it’s in the privacy of your home or at a park, stop and twirl, skip or hop, do the twist or click your heels. Don’t worry about what people will think.
Let yourself hear the music and be free.
Dance in your barefoot and feel the vibrations of the beat.
In that dance, breathe out your fears and breathe in the celebration, freedom, joy and love of you.
Maná – “Mi Verdad” a dueto con Shakira (Video Oficial)
The person, who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. ~~~~ Leo F. Buscaglia ~~~~
Becca from ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea’
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