Dancing with the Rhythm of Life
But is it possible that underneath this busyness, the rhythm has
always been there, ready for us to tune into its natural flow. Is
it possible to be live happy and productive lives by honoring and
dancing with this rhythm?
Yes, I believe there is, but it may mean
making some internal adjustments about how we “do life.” We
must decide whether we are willing to dance with this natural rhythm
and see where it takes us. This choice may mean letting go of some
of our best laid plans and instead seeing what life has in store.
But more often than not, what evolves is so much greater than anything
we could have imagined.
To begin to dance, it’s necessary to learn some basic steps,
so here are three. They may seem simple, but as with all skills,
mastery requires consistency and practice.
1. Accept what is.
Seems obvious, doesn’t it? Yet it is one of the hardest
things to do. When we don’t like what’s happening,
every one of us fights with the reality of what is. “I won’t
accept that I’ve gained 20 lbs., or work this job, or am
in this relationship! I won’t accept it…I just can’t!”
Most of us think that resisting reality is a way of changing it,
and accepting it means we’re going to stay stuck. But actually
the opposite is true.
It’s our resistance to what is that causes us pain. Once
we acknowledge and accept the truth of the matter, enormous energy
and power is released that can lead to answers and resolution.
Acceptance opens up a space from which we can move forward.
2. Let go of the outcome.
We can’t control it anyway. Yes, we can set intentions,
and channel our energy to create what we want. But life has the
final call and what ultimately happens is out of our hands. When
we can relax and loosen our grip on what we think needs to happen,
it becomes so much easier to just enjoy the dance and let the outcome
take care of itself.
Louise Hay, a motivational teacher, makes a wonderful suggestion.
Conclude every intention with, “This or something better
now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways
for my own highest good and that of all concerned.”
3. Get curious.
Now comes the good part. Once we are open to accepting what is,
and letting go of the outcome, we can actually BE present to
our lives. We can be curious about our experience and watch
with wonder as it unfolds. We can be with this breath, this
this life that is uniquely and miraculously ours to dance.
Until next time…