Dancing

Most Friday evenings in the summer, I find myself at a local beach at a farmer’s market with live music, and very often, also, dancing. I have made this into a ritual, a way of marking the division between the work week and the weekend. I’m not a great dancer, but I like to go with the flow of the beat, changing movements along with the tempo.

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor many will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Life can change in an instant. Something new comes across our path. An obstacle may appear in our way and we trip over it. Our direction may need to change or maybe we just step off the path momentarily. Our ability to adjust is an art and it may be that experience has taught us how to navigate. Or, not, and we stumble. This is life. This is normal. The question is – Do we repeat the same mistakes? Do we say to ourselves, “Here I go again!”?

New ways of reacting are possible. We can open our eyes to a new perspective and see from another angle. We can add new skills to our toolbox. And practice is imperative. We may have an epiphany or we may slowly see shadows that grow clearer and more distinct over time. Eventually, with practice, we may find that we are lighter on our feet, see the obstacle, and avoid it by dancing around it.

All shall be well. In time.

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