Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The Dance of Life
Tango? Hot and fiery.
Waltz? Graceful and smooth.
Jitterbug? Quick and bouncy.
Ballet? Strong and elegant.
Or are you in the mosh-pit? A frenetic flaying about with little direction?
There's a good chance that as you read this, you'll have your own description for each of these dances, based on your likes and dislikes and your perception.
Life is not a one-dance repertoire. As you go about living your life, the music changes, your abilities improve or decrease and your interest in what you dance or if you dance, waxes and wanes.
Stress affects the dance of life. It may seem that the music is dissonant, your rhythm nonexistent and if you have a partner, you are out of synch. Your world may have shrunk, so that you are only dancing one dance...one that goes on and on and on.
Or, you may have decided to ignore that inner calling - the one that says, "C'mon, get up and dance!"
Stress can even prevent you from stepping onto the dance floor. Perhaps these wise words from Mikhail Baryshnikov will cause you to reconsider? "I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself."
Image courtesy of Galofgray.