The Every Day Festival

“The only festival you can celebrate every day is life. So, erase all excuses and get on with the celebration! Life is not a dress rehearsal, so don’t wait for something drastic to happen.”

Deepa Malik – female paraplegic motorcyclist, international athlete, swimmer, restaurateur, car-rally driver, motivational speaker…..

There is something to be said about being in the moment, in the present.

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A Meditation Quickie

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment.
I know this is a wonderful moment.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk from Vietnam living in France.

There are many ways to meditate.  The above quote by Thich Nhat Hanh is an easy one to use as you breath.  An easy way to calm down, to quieten the mind…

The KISS Dance Principle

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“You have to believe dance is something other than technique. We forget where movements come from. They are born from life.”
– Pina Bausch

There is a place for learning a framework within which to operate, particularly when you are dancing with someone else, as in partner dance, but often in learning we forget the important things.  This is just a quick reminder not to forget our dance source: life.

 

A couple phrases to ponder

“Music is the silence between notes. Dance is found between the steps. Silence and stillness is just as important as music and motion.”

Anonymous

Many people talk so much about stepping on certain counts of the music, and about moving, and somehow what is between each note and movement is lost in the shuffle. When you can pay as much attention to both, that’s when you dance.