Dancing to the Beat of Our Hearts
My husband got last-minute tickets to a show by the lead singer of the old band, Supertramp. I had attended only two concerts as a young person, and Supertramp was one of the bands, so I was excited to go to the show. It was even more fun since our seats were in the fourth row, and really cheap too!
During the show, I stood with the crowd and let the energy of the music move me. My husband moved a bit back and to the side to give me more space. When I asked him if he was embarrassed by my dancing he simply said, "No, I'm used to it." I was moving my arms a bit over my head when an old guy (about my age) looked back at me and gave me a thumbs up. Then I noticed him trying out some of my moves. It was heartwarming to think that being myself had encouraged him to open up too.
I didn't want to be too obnoxious so I asked the young girl standing next to me, "Are you okay? I don't want to move into your space."
She looked at me a bit blankly and said "It's fine."
"I"m a bit of a wild dancer. I can’t help it.”
I thought she was just tolerating me. But when she scooted past my seat after the show she smiled down at me and said, "It was really nice meeting you.”
I realized that this small experience could be a metaphor for our lives. Just like the energy of music can impel us to dance, when we allow the energy of love to flow to us and through us, we express more of our inherent nature. When we allow ourselves to dance to the beat of our hearts, we also encourage others to do the same.