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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Daring to Dance



Sometimes I’m amazed at how life participates in my life, placing all sorts of cosmic arrows on my path…. right on time, and helping to point me in the right direction. There is nothing more delightful than noticing these moments, and breaking into a knowing smile because you and the universe are sharing a private moment. You’re in sync with life and grateful for the attention.

The guardians of life are generous….and usually subtle. Ordinarily they won’t push through a closed door, but will listen through the door, and slip love notes under it, hoping to woo you in the right direction. I’m not saying that life isn’t capable of kicking down doors, I’m always running to the hardware store for door parts, but in the natural flow of things life likes to speak softly, and listening for that voice is part of learning how to live. Recognizing the tone, the inflections, and being able to distinguish the difference between the voice of your life and the voices of strangers.

Life sometimes speaks to me in themes, it’s so uncanny how life knows what is going on inside of little ole me, and the theme usually coincides with whatever lesson I happen to be learning at the time. If I’m learning to overcome fear then life will lovingly send me quotes, songs, and movies, which speak to me about courage, helping me to grasp the meaning of faith through the scattered clues. Like a child discovering something new, I gather the precious clues… looking, feeling, and tasting everything, until they become a part of me and work their magic, changing my mind and heart, and strengthening my drooping spirit like a well watered garden.

I guess my point this morning is that we are better equipped to live this life than we may think. And if we listen carefully we will see that we’re not alone, but are a part of the whole beautiful picture. Dancing with life takes practice. You must learn to follow, and then there’s all that spinning and dipping. But life is an expert dancer with perfect timing, and will whisk you off of your feet…..and steal your heart. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of the dance simply because you’re afraid of the stage. Slip that rose between your teeth and tango!

20 comments:

Cheryl said...

Hi Leah, As always, beautiful sentiments.
Cheryl

Leah Griffith said...

Thanks Cheryl. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Have a great weekend.

Chris said...

This was beautifully written.

It also spoke to me personally, because it feels like life might have changed the tune or rhythm on me, and I am still looking for the right steps to follow the music. After a period of stepping on my own toes, I seem to be tuning in again, on a different, more exciting, frequency.

Thanks for putting this into words.

Leah Griffith said...

Oooo...that sounds exciting Chris...step step step...dip...*grin

JANU said...

This is one wonderful post.xoxo

Leah Griffith said...

Thanks Janu! I appreciate your comments.

Corinne Rodrigues said...

I'm here - finally and it was worth the wait, Leah. I have found this to be so true in my life...indeed the Universe conspires to help us along, if only we'd pay attention. Tangoing away....

Leah Griffith said...

Hi Connie!! I'm so glad that you were able to come. I can see you with a rose between your teeth and your hair swept back...

JANU said...

Bingo Again....lovely Leah. So true and I agree.

Bongo said...

what an AWESOME post...I am one that is afraid of the stage....yet I can dance and dance well....I can play....I just can't handle the stage....someday maybe they can come together...As always....XOXOXOXOOX

Alexandra Kinias said...

Wow - first time t visit your blog and it won't be the last time. Your words are lovely

J. R. Nova said...

We've got to trust intuition. Good post :)

Rimly said...

Oh what a beautiful understanding of life you have Leah. I totally agree with you. All you need to do is be alert to all the signs that life gives anf you can tango your life.

Alfandi said...

Life and it's up and down..for me..the show must go on..

Leah Griffith said...

Thank you Miss Janu! Life is full of twists and turns <3

Leah Griffith said...

Bongo, dancing has set me free in so many ways. I love every kind of dancing. I've been too busy to go dancing for some time now but I'm about to change all that.
XOXOXOXOX

Leah Griffith said...

Alexandra, thank you for making yourself known. I took a little visit to your world and was very impressed with your writing and the subject matter of your book.
It's so nice to meet you.
Leah

Leah Griffith said...

J.R. you are absolutely right. Sometimes our intuition gets drowned out by the static in life. We need to quiet down and listen;)

Leah Griffith said...

Alfandi, I love your no nonsense attitude! Break a leg my friend!
XO

Leah Griffith said...

Rimly, thank you beautiful lady<3 I love the tango...it's so intense and romantic.
XO

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