Seeds XI, 31
The next three Seeds were inspired by an email signature Herracia Brewer cited in Science of Mind July 2008. Here’s the second one:
Dance as if no one is looking.
Do you know the song “I Can’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me”? Ella Fitzgerald did a bang-up job of it years ago. So what I want to know is … why can’t you dance? Interestingly, when I went to look up the lyric, it was misquoted as “I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me” most of the time. There’s really no difference between can’t and won’t; the result is the same.
At a memorial service I officiated recently, I had the sincere pleasure of watching two sisters under the age of six really dance. There wasn’t a speck of self-consciousness between them, or around them. They danced because they were alive.
So when do we get self-conscious, and forget how to dance as if no one is looking? Puberty probably. Think about it for a minute. Is anything served by our self-consciousness? Is the world a better place if we can’t dance? I don’t think so.
Next time you get the chance, leave your self-consciousness home with a video, and dance your pants off. I think you’ll find that this kind of dancing creates joy, and that joy most definitely serves the entire universe.
Dr. Susan Corso
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