Dance through your day and mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment.
In his book ‘Games for the Soul,’ Drew Leder challenges us to dance through our days with the graceful, slow elegance of a tango dancer.
Slow down a notch and do the Take-Your-Time Tango., Leder counsels. The point being that you should do whatever you do in a calm and leisurely fashion, as much as possible. Avoid being driven by inner fear, external deadlines, or rushed companions to stumble through a speeded-up dance. Act as if you have all the time in the world. Come to think of it, you do: No one else has any more hours.
So stand (or sit) tall. Raise your chin as you gather your full concentration, dignity and self confidence to glide smoothly and beautifully through the day.
"We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigour, the mystery, the humour, the variety, and the wonder of life." – Martha Graham.