I’ve always loved dancing. As a child I danced around the house, as a teenager I spent countless nights dancing into the early morning hours in clubs and discos and now as an adult, although the disco days are few and far between, I still feel the beat.
But this week’s Photo Challenge on Dance had me thinking a little deeper. In a way we’re all dancing through life, every one of us. Dancing around it, pushing through it …
Sometimes it can feel like we’re just following the crowd and we’re not getting too far. Still finding our way. Like a gradual process where we haven’t quite found our groove.
Sometimes the dance moves are slow and hesitant and we have to learn to trust our partner and ourselves. The dance starts awkward but then turns into something graceful, much like my daughter and her horse Merlin. It was all about finding the groove, learning to trust but once they had the rhythm they were inseparable. A perfect match.
And then there’s dancing with our partners. Through life. Sometimes, just like dance moves, circumstances and steps take us apart from each other, the moves become difficult but eventually we reach out and find our way back together again.
And the dance resumes.
We don’t go dancing nearly as often as we used to but that’s okay. And when we do there’s nothing I love more than letting my hair down, feeling the beat of the music, releasing inhibitions and feeling the stresses of life ebb away.
Maybe that’s why I love Zumba so much. Feeling the music and connecting to the beat. Losing myself in the music and the moves is almost like a meditation, a high octane one.
It’s the ultimate dance work out which always leaves me energised and happy.
And the beauty is, there’s no right or wrong way.
When you dance to your own rhythm, life taps its toes to your beat. — Terri Guillemets
So, go and find your own rhythm, and enjoy. Surrender to the music and dance like there’s no one watching …
I wish you all happy times and dance moves on the journey that is life.