To "Dance with life",... what does this mean?
"Dance like nobody is watching" is a common phrase we've all heard. It is about being present, and BEING YOU! Nobody is there to judge in any way, so just BE YOU! Full of life and energy, passion, and zest.
Is it possible to live this way?
When the kids are screaming, and one needs to be at practice in 15 minutes, and the others are hungry and need to be fed. When homework or job deadlines are due and you're under the pressures of circumstance. When misunderstandings between people occur, someone has wronged you, and problems seem to be overwhelming. Can we really "dance with life" in those moments? When those things that happen that cause us to no longer "Dance with Life" and be present. God knows that I have not been fully present in some of those moments in my life, yet others I have. I haven't always consciously understood the contributing factors that cause us to respond better or worse to the circumstances that arise. As I've learned more of the ego, and how much it plays a part in most of our lives. I've learned the ego is a killer of "The Dance"... Becoming more aware of the ego, is the beginning of the end of ego. I've also learned that maintaining an "attitude of gratitude" is a helping factor to difficult situations,...yet when we are wronged and the ego flares up,..it has been sometimes difficult for me to remember gratitude in those situations.
Recently I've met someone that has taught me so much about love and gratitude! "Is it loving?" is her filter to any response or circumstance...and now it's mine as well. Am I choosing a loving response? Can I remember that question in those moments when the kids are screaming in the car and they're late for practice? Can I remember that I love my child and want them to know that, more than whether or not they're at practice on time? Can I recognize that I'm usually doing my best and sometimes circumstances cause us to be late from time to time?..and IT'S OK! Life will still be ok, and tomorrow you'll get them there on time. In those fights or misunderstandings can we remember that we do love this person? If we don't can we remember to love ourselves, and not allow something that isn't loving to come from our own selves?...
"The Dance" and the beauty of life comes from BEING LOVING with others and ourselves,...and GRATEFUL!
What has been AMAZING to me as of recent... is that as we seek to surrender to LOVE and GRATITUDE,.. then we somehow get introduced to people and circumstances that allow love to grow and expand! It's a miracle to me, that as we truly love those in our lives, and as we feel so filled with love,...then boom, our world expands and new situations and people enter our lives and we somehow feel so much more love for those that have come.
My Mother use to talk of this miracle. I remember her saying "When I had my first child, and I felt so much love for this little gift from God,...and I can't imagine loving another child as much as I do this one. Then when a second child comes along, and boom...My heart expanded and I was blessed and filled with so much more love. It truly is a miracle! Imagine how big and expansive God's love is for all of His children!!"
As we surrender to love,..then our love expands,..and we get to surrender more and more to BEING LOVE.
The "Dance with Life" that I've had has recently expended to such a bigger circle for me. I have met my match made in heaven, and it is nothing short of a miracle! Love is a miracle, and we get to choose it, or not.
(Opening lyrics to this song)
"I was thinking out loud
One life's such a short time for love
When a match made in heaven arrives
Eternity is never enough"
It is so exciting, humbling, and so loving! It's a miracle to me as to how much she and I have been blessed lately! I believe that God and The Universe have so much to show us!! It truly is beautiful and ours'!!
It's interesting that people have their opinions about it, and how they think it's "supposed to be",..or reasons why it might be challenging. What is amazing is that she and I simply choose to surrender to "Our Dance"! To be present, to be loving, to be grateful for the miracle that it IS! To be open to what is possible for our hearts and minds (as this film teaches)... Details can and do figure themselves out ONLY IF we can remain present, loving, and grateful. The possibilities are endless, and frequency is based on love and hope which only points upward! To SOAR and DANCE with Her as we choose this life that WE see...togther! God, how I thank Thee for bringing me someone with whom I choose to soar and build.
(Closing lyrics to this song)
"Swim in the soul of your eyes
'til we melt into the night
We need to dance with life
And leave a brilliant light behind"
She is light, She is Love, She is my Match,...She knows how to "Dance with Life",.. Yes Please!
Oh how I hope you love this song as I do:
~ "Dance with Life" by Bryan Ferry ~
Go watch the movie too!! ..."Phenomenon"
Open to your thoughts on this "Dance with Life" topic!