Dance like no one is watching and set your soul free.
People will come into our lives and tell us that we are too much or not enough. Stirring the voice of the inner critic that is living within us.
When this occurs and the emotions rise, and you feel like you want to play small or shrink in size and depth. Take a deep breath in, close your eyes and ask these two important question.
What is my truth?
Will I shrink or grow?
Sometimes we are afraid of living a life in full expression of who we are because we are afraid of losing people, situations, and opportunities. If growing means you stay true to who you are. The place where your soul and personality are aligned, then keep on letting your light shine. If shrinking means that your light becomes dim and you feel out of alignment because you’re not living your truth… then contemplate the risk and what it means to you. There is no wrong choice because each bump in the road is simply a lesson and experience in the school of life.
The story behind the picture: One Saturday morning my son and I went to the beach. In our family we call it the secret beach. Because it is a little magical spot where the water is calm and surprisingly warm during the summer, and there is never more than a handful of people there if any. I brought my portable speaker and played a song my band mate Sammy and I composed that reminded me of the spirits of the water. My son and I danced in the water. People came and left and we kept dancing. We jumped and splashed and enjoyed being in the present moment. My five year old stopped and took this picture.
As we drove home I looked back and watched him as he gazed upon the wild flowers of purple, yellow and orange growing along side the road. He said, “mommy the flowers out here are so beautiful.”
We can tell our children to slow down and dance like no one is watching even when they are. But if we don’t show them and invite them to do it with us, then it becomes a lesson that we hold them back from.
Wake up today and do your own dance. What ever that thing is that aligns your entire being. Be an expression of the beautiful light that you are.