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Dancing Through Life

Posted Dec 18 2008 8:16am

One of my favorite movies of all time is the 1996 movie, “Michael” with John Travolta as the archangel,

Michael.  It also stars Andie MacDowell, Jean Stapleton, William Hurt and Robert Pastorelli.

My favorite part of the movie is the end when you see Michael dancing with Pansy Milbank (Jean Stapleton) who has previously passed away in the movie.  They dance off together in the end when everything works out like it’s supposed to.  Whenever I see that, I’m struck with the thought that this is how we are intended to go through life… light-hearted and dancing.

We are here to see, learn, experience.  We are here to experience the wonders of singular focus, linear time, and outcomes.  This doesn’t have to mean that we are here to suffer, to merely “get through the day/night”, or to fail at creating.

I found the picture below during my internet travels.  I don’t know who they are or what the circumstances are, but I love the picture.  It reminds me of the same thing the movie Michael does… we should be light-heartedly dancing our way through this life with the spirit of joyful exploration and a fun sense of adventure.

I know it’s easy to lose your way.  It’s easy to get caught up in the minutia of what appear to be endless “problems”.  It’s easy to get so caught up in the daily grind, that you forget why you’re here.  Maybe you’re thinking that you’ve never known why you’re here.  Let me tell you, my darling… you are here with a group of loving friends to create outcomes you’ve never experienced before.  YOU, have the singular ability to live out your intention.  Listen to your soul and it will tell you things it really wants to experience.  What have you always wanted to do?  Where have you always wanted to go?  What would thing would you do if you weren’t so afraid of failing in front of other people?  What would you be and do?  These are the things your soul came down into a body to experience.  These are the things it wants to taste and feel and roll in.  I guarantee you that your soul didn’t plan a whole life down here so it could experience moving numbly through your days and watching television all evening.  I mean, how many Doritos do we need in one lifetime?

Ask your soul.  Listen to the answers.  And then get out there and dance!

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