Dancing moves the soul in ways that words, feelings and emotions can’t. It removes thinking and compels your body to find its’ own rhythm. Happy people dance. There’s no simpler way to state it. Last night, I had the pleasure of being with a lot of happy people and a lot of dancing feet, and I still feel the effects of their happiness this morning.
French author Jean Cocteau masterfully describes happiness in a way that I have never thought about before. He says: “Le bonheur exige du talent. Le malheur pas. On se lase aller. On s’enfonce.” [Translated: Happiness demands talent. Unhappiness doesn’t. You must let yourself go. Let it sink in and give way.]
He right, too. It takes talent to let yourself go and just let yourself be you. It is a lot easier to be miserable in life because misery takes no effort on your part. If you are happy, be and do what you love. If you are not happy, take Cocteau’s words to heart and let yourself go. Let your heart of hearts direct you and be free.
The best dancers are the ones that make you feel the music by just watching them. They connect with the music in such a trandscending way that it moving, inspiring and brings a smile to your face. We all know who these people are. Whether they are on “Dancing with the Stars”, at a wedding doing the locomotion, at a club on the dance floor, or just breaking it down in their kitchen, they are the people who just love let loose in their own way. They let their egos go, their stresses float away, and allow their instinct to take over. Let lose and take heed to Cocteau’s advice; living in this way will energize and inspire you in unimaginable ways.