I am dancing in my kitchen–preparing to teach class. Feeling again inexpressibly grateful for another chance to share my passion for dancing, and for the physical and mental ability to move and express the joy of movement and music.
So, what theme calls out to be explored in class?
I.e.”possessing great and impressive power or strength; ferocious, robust….”
For if we are fortunate enough to have this priceless opportunity to create art together, to feed the world’s soul with movement, passion, exertion, beauty, strength, tenacity, I believe we need to honor that opportunity as generously as possible.
By being prodigious. Colossal. Tremendous. Radiant. Investigating the extent of our possibilities in whatever form that takes for each of us.
As challenging as it is in the dance studio to keep my eye on this goal, it is at least as difficult outside the studio (as you probably know :)). But at least I have the chance to rehearse moving as mightily as possible in the hopes that I can live as mightily as possible after class and rehearsal.
What about a lack of motivation, skill, strength, energy, or on the flip side, the abundance of fatigue, injury, stress, anxiety? Yup. They are all there.
No matter. As long as I want to keep striving for more in myself, asking more of myself, I need to keep showing up. Feeling grateful for the countless folks in so many spheres who inspire and galvanize me. Remembering to send energy and affirmation to all who need it.
And then I need to:
Want to join me?
“….Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you…. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”~Marianne Williamson
Photo credit top of page: Rich Davis; “Be Mighty” Sweatshirt by t.la (at Anthropologie)