“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” Wayne Dyer.
This is a wonderful analogy for me because I love dancing or in fact just moving to music, and as my toastmaster friends know singing along can be part of it. I can so easily relate to what Wayne is saying when he says to enjoy each step with dance. But life can seem so different when things happen that don’t seem like fun at all and the only way to move through is to look past the challenges to what we are wanting on the other side. Most of us have been programmed to believe that it doesn’t feel good to feel certain things or to behave in a certain way.
But what if it was ok to just feel the emotion going through you at the time? After all emotion is just energy in motion and like everything else in life we can choose in any moment to sit with that and see if we can get the lesson this time around. Or we can resist that, get in a stew, wind everything up and create a drama. The reason we do that is because that reaction is learned over the years and is stored in our memory banks. When we’re feeling a little off balance, or don’t feel centred, it’s very easy to call up the memory of past emotion. The brain reacts as if that memory and feeling is real. When we become aware of what we are doing it is easier to believe that now is the time to break that pattern and enjoy the downs as well as the ups of this rollercoaster called life.
Enjoy each experience of life!