“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts
The dance of life ….
I am learning the dance. The life dance. But the dance has many complex steps. I don’t know the steps but I try to learn them as I flow across the floor. I place my feet with awareness but still fall down … I concentrate yet still make mistakes … I desire to learn the steps but am reminded that the dance takes practice … but sometimes mistakes offer no recovery, no correction. There are so many steps to learn … steps in forming relationships … steps dealing with work adjustments and dissatisfaction … steps to becoming more self-aware … steps to being in love … steps aimed at resolving old wounds and pain … they are unfolding so quickly … all in this moment … why are they all coming at me now, piled on top of one another, all creating feelings. I am flooding with feelings! And I am tired … worn down by the pace of changes and adaption.
I know not the future, and hardly understand the present. But I continue … I choose to remain engaged in this process … holding on to nothing certain other than my life in this moment and in foreseeable moments. Trust, faith, courage, and love … all colorful clothing I wear as I move and learn. This dance … this “life” … this thing I move through on our way to the horizon. Such a dance … such a dance of feelings and discovery … such an effort … but I chose life so I must dance.