I found this old post in my old blog that contains similar thoughts to my recent post Let’s Dance. It’s good to know that my thoughts now are almost the same as before.
Posted on April 2, 2008
Life is like dancing. The different stages/trials that we face are the genres like pop, hiphop/street, tango, swing, boogie, folk, etc. We must keep up with what life can present to us just as we have specific dance steps and tempo for these different genres. We must have a flexible attitude if we want to get through life just like a dancer who must have a flexible body if he wants to dance various genres. We can’t succeed all the time because our attitudes can’t accommodate all unexpected situations like a hiphop dancer who can’t do broadway or folk dance.
However, there are also circumstances that can get us through it all if we only have the guts, and these are those moments that we are able to push through our limits just like a dancer who keeps on slipping or missing a step during practice and was able to pull it off during the performance. Like learning a dance, we must prepare the steps and follow it if we want to accomplish a goal in life. There are times that the steps need to be changed or adjusted. There are also times when we need to change a goal, in order to pursue a higher level or because circumstances doesn’t allow us to do so. It’s similar to a dancer who needs to change the song because the theme for the program suddenly changes and it doesn’t fit what he chose before.
In dancing, the dancer must enjoy the music, feel the fluidity of the body’s movement, utilize the adrenaline rush, and inspire the audience because this is what dancing is all about. In life, we must enjoy each day of it, even if it is filled with unfortunate events. We must experience the growth and progress of ourselves especially in pursuit of our goals. Lastly, we must exert all our effort, defy all odds, push ourselves beyond our limits because our audience is God.