Slow, quick quick, one, two three, one and a two three, spin and turn and float along. Oh sooo lovely, life is sooo beautiful when you just follow its lead.
But it’s not always like that. Sometimes mind just gets in the way with its persistent nagging, “Who is this I’m dancing with? and Why? I don’t want to be here. He keeps trying to push me around. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. ..etc, etc, blah, blah-blah blah blah blah.”
A few years ago I once went to a Tango class. I love the Tango, mostly watching it because it’s a little complicated to learn in just one or two lessons. Each step is so expressive, so much an act of creation, a spontaneous yet deliberate moving into new territory, just following where the music leads. The instructor said that in Brazil it’s the men who take dance lessons. Women don’t need to because their only job is to follow. Wow!! What a concept!! It kinda gives me goose bumps just to think about it. What if I could live my life like that? Just living in not knowing. Just moving one step at a time with no need to know the end result…with no need to even know where each foot will land…moving with pure abandon, total surrender to the dance, yet placing each foot deliberately in tune with the music and with your dance partner…living life in the moment. One great big glorious dance! How could anything be so beautiful?!!
Pinch of Spice: Find a tango class and take a lesson. Notice how alive you feel as you move with your partner. Whether you are leading or following, together you are in the act of creation.