Because it’s new and you’re learning.
Because it’s old and you haven’t done it in a while.
Because you’re tired and feeling clumsy.
Because you’ve forgotten the steps.
Because your muscles feel tight and your mind feels sluggish and your soul just doesn’t have the same passion as yesterday.
Sometimes it’s not beautiful…
But YOU still are.
Sometimes you need the world to recede. You need to hide from it because it’s simply too much to bear for one moment longer. And your practice slows down. You stop dancing so hard, so fast, so strong. You stop stretching to your maximum potential. You stop meditating everyday. You just need it all to STOP because it’s spinning too fast for you to handle and you’re just trying to remember how to Breathe.
So let it STOP.
Let it stop NOW. Right NOW. Let the world go. You don’t have to hold it together one second longer. You don’t have to make it all work perfectly. That’s not your job right now.
You’re job is to BREATH.
You’re job is to put your feet on the ground and feel the earth pulsing underneath your toes.
You’re job is to simply experience what it means to be completely and totally alive exactly where you are and exactly who you are at this second in time.
And then when you are ready. When you can feel your breath moving in and out. When the energy of your own life is gently humming through your fingertips.
Then and ONLY THEN…
Let it begin again.
But this time, look at it with a child’s wonder. With a beginners mind. To a child, every moment is a new opportunity to play, a new opportunity to learn, experience, grow, laugh, and love life with an open heart.
Open your heart to your true Self. This is who you are. This is how you dance. This is how you spin and twirl. This is how you bend and extend.
This is your body and this is how it moves. This is how it feels to fly.
Maybe it feels tired. Maybe it feels energized.
Maybe it feels dirty. Maybe it feels clean.
No matter how it feels, it also feels alive. Because when you dance like a child, like a beginner, your dance comes alive.
Alive with truth. Alive with Breath. Alive with every emotion and experience you’ve had since your eyes first opened to this world.
And whether the dance feels beautiful or not, YOU, and the child inside you, are more beautiful than words can describe.
Twirl, Swirl, and Fly!