I experienced a few weeks ago that I can bring party to life. It was at my weekly exercise class. The teacher has 600 songs on his tablet… and we do everything to the music and the rhythm of the songs.
You can use that to do the movements normally, or the way I do it: like a crazy breakdancer… not the moves, just the temperament… I am getting old. But I used to dance like a breakdancer… no kidding.
How you dance expresses who you are the most accurately… of course within the boundaries of your physical intelligence.
As a kinesthetic person, a former gymnast, a former athlete, mime, 1 etc. I am quite intelligent physically. That is why it was such a blow when I had to face the neurological symptoms the other day and the inevitable decline I foresaw… thank god by mistake.
Many of you who read this are more intelligent physically than intellectually… I am one of you.
You need to create a life around your talents, around your strength, not around your weaknesses.
I do. And I hope you think that I am not doing so bad… in spite of my intellect not being my strongest aspect.
My claim to fame as an architect was that I was FEELING IT.
My claim to fame as a publisher was that I was FEELING IT.
My claim to “fame” as a whatever I am today, is that I am FEELING IT.
Start feeling what you are feeling. Not just what has words wrapped around to choke it… lol.
No, whatever you are feeling, words be damned.
Then do whatever you’ll do, but make sure you feel it first.
If it makes sense to your body, then it makes sense. If your body say: huh? it may still make sense to the mind, but only rarely.
When I read what you wrote, I can almost always tell when you wrote it from your mind: my body says: huh?
I bet you carry your body as if it were only a vehicle: not smart, not part of you, only a source of pain or pleasure.
Because how you do anything is how you do everything.
You dance with restraint, you dance trying to look good as you are doing it, you dance trying to do it right, of you just move, no rhyme and no reason to your dancing.
You don’t challenge yourself.
You always do the same thing.
Your body is dancing but your mind is somewhere else.
Your feet are moving, but you are not dancing…
You are dutiful.
You abandon the dance in the middle… something more important is calling your attention.
You have self-doubts… am I doing the right thing?
and so on and so forth.
You get out of dancing as much as you put into it. Just like in everything.
I can tell, from your results, how you dance… it is obvious to me.
You can’t hide. I got your number… lol.
PS: I have two students that at an actual party: they are the life of the party.
But in their “other life” they are fearful, tentative, and don’t drive the party at all.
The best way to do that is to bring your strength as the starting point in all four. And another: to be the same person in all four areas.
That is what integrates them.
If and when you integrate all around your strength (NOT strengths! on strength) you’ll experience oneness with your life, oneness with yourself, oneness with all of life.
That is heaven on earth. Truly.
- someone who does pantomime