Cruising through my pictures, trying to find something to show you, I came across the Dance with Abandon sculpture. . .you've already seen her, but she is a pleasant reminder to enjoy life full tilt.
Doesn't mean you have to go dancing all night, doesn't mean you have to make any dramatic changes, doesn't mean you have to suddenly start wearing thong panties and drink sinful drinks. Just means to really throw whole self into whatever it is you are doing at the time.
So, I thought I'd never been any good at "dancing with abandon" because I am a relatively mild-child with a fairly undazzingling lifestyle. Ah, but that's not the idea at all. The idea isn't about the dance move itself; it's about how you let yourself go and throw yourself into any particular dance move, whether it be an elaborate tango or an off-beat shuffle. The idea isn't about the actual speed of the sports car; it's about how you let your hair blow behind you and sing very loudly to your favorite song on the radio as you glide down the road.
Bet you're better at it than you thought, too. Ever done any of these things or found yourself in a similar state of mind?
- looked for a four leaf clover
- had a really fun waterfight that left you sweaty and wet and smiling ear to ear
- found treasure in a pile of plain gravel because you looked at every single rock
- burped for the pure joy of accomplishing mega-roars
Dance with abandon.
Open yourself to life.
Set your soul aflame.
Your heart will rejoice.