Life is born
In hope of dawn.
Yet night falls
Beween the dawns
Some dreams shatter
In the darkness unknown
While some see
The light of day!
And Life is bettered
Such is the circle of life
Flowing in a rhythm
Of its own making!
Every Life chalks it’s path in time
Arrives its meaning for itself
The journey is unparalleled
And uniquely carved.
Such is the very nature of life
And at every moment
One can’t help
Such is the wonder of life!
The way we see
Changes the way
We take action
Can make or break
Our way of being.
Its all in us
There is always more…
Than what we choose to presume
The way we express
The way we carry ourselves
Our attitude says it all!
The way we begin to see the world
Our world shapes itself accordingly
Lets choose to be all that we can be
Cause we can be definitely more
Than what choose to believe…
Lets never feel…
Let care to reach beyond knowing
To consciously expand and align
Our deepest intentions in goodwill.
Lets begin to see the good we have
As well as share that good with others…
Life will begin to become lighter
And we will get wings to fly!
Lets reach our dreams
And create some more…
Remember, all of this can be done
By nobody else but us!
Be all that you can be.
I think these Seven Pieces of Advice from Rumi, always applies as a gentle reminder…as a way of being.
In generosity and helping others be like the river.
In compassion and grace be like the sun.
In concealing others’ faults be like the night.
In anger and fury be like the dead.
In modesty and humility be like the soil.
In tolerance be like the ocean.
Either you appear as you are or be as you appear.
Sharing a thought provoking read I came across today.
The most beautiful book to read is “Die Empty” by Todd Henry.
The author was inspired and got this idea of writing this book while attending a business meeting.
When the director asked the audience: “Where is the richest land in the world?”
One of the audience answered: “Oil-rich Gulf states.”
Another added: “Diamond mines in Africa.”
Then the director said: “No it is the cemetery. Yes, it is the richest land in the world, because millions of people have departed/died and they carried many valuable ideas that did not come to light nor benefit others. It is all in the cemetery where they are buried.”
Inspired by this answer, Todd Henry wrote his book, “Die empty” where he did his best to motivate people to pour out their ideas and potential energies in their communities and turn them into something useful before it is too late.
The most beautiful of what he said in his book is: “Do not go to your grave and carry inside you the best that you have.
*Always choose to die empty.*
The TRUE meaning of this expression, is to die empty of all the goodness that is within you. Deliver it to the world, before you leave.
If you have an idea perform it.
If you have knowledge give it out.
If you have a goal achieve it.
Love, share and distribute, do not keep it inside.
Let’s begin to give. Remove and spread every atom of goodness inside us.
Start the race.
I choose to share this because who knows how it may touch another’s life.
There is much wisdom in choosing to give out as we live life .
As we get, give_
As we gain, give
As we learn, share.
Truth seeks out itself
Truth is able to enable
The seeker with reserve
To bear and see-through
The facades of illusions.
For truth knows itself
That it lies embedded
Enshrouded and embalmed
To reveal itself unscathed.
Truth cannot be restrained & shackled
In imagination and indecision.
Truth cannot be locked and chained
In the doubts of insecurities.
Truth is within & out there
The truth appears when it wants
To touch the core of the being.
Truth knows and understands.
Truth hurts and heals itself.
When dance lessons are adapted to suit the requirements of a specific group there is greater relevance in dance education and its application.
Here are 6 Valuable Tips while conducting Adapted Dancing workshops.
1. Empathetic Communication
Communication is a very important part of any dance education. Especially so in dance workshops in special groups. When addressing a session it is important to keep a clear and empathic tone to establish a sense of connection and care. Whatever the language of communication, maintaining appropriate eye contact provides the necessary connect of being spoken to in the session.
2. Simplicity of Steps
Breaking a pattern to teach by dividing it into simple steps or simplifying it all for every one by choosing easy to do steps makes it more relatable.
In case of dancers with balance issues it is necessary to initially modify / alter steps or reduce directional changes to suit these parameters and progress from there.
Ideally starting of with simply the foot work without working on the arm movements helps focusing on learning one thing at a time. The progression must be gradual in time.
3. Matter of Repetitions.
It is necessary to do a number of repetitive movements of the same steps in order for the muscle memory to form. Hence repetition helps more than switching to other movements.
Depending on the groups capacity to continue, taking a pause, interspersed with explanation or some motivation in between is also a good idea so that it does not get too challenging or monotonous.
4. Ease of Formations
There are different dance formations like the square circle and line etc. However conducting the dance workshop in circular formation is known to bring about a sense of community.
Adapting other dances creatively to this formation initially helps when the participants can see the instructors movements in the center.
5. Slower Music
Besides choosing appropriate songs even decreasing the tempo of the music aids in keeping up with the music Especially for new group of dancers and dancers with special needs.
6. Value of Inclusiveness
Most importantly ensuring everyone in the group is feeling included and addressed to, is very positively impactful.
Coaching another and transferring skillsets is an art.
Make sure to be responsible for the life entrusted to you to mould.
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What does it take to live life well?
A whole lot of passion
To go after your dreams
A whole lot of perseverance
To achieve your intentions
A whole lot of patience
To wait out the storms.
A whole lot of common sense
To find your way around.
But most of all
A whole lot of thankfulness
And a whole lot of gratitude
To know your place in the sun.
Life throws curveballs at you when you least expect. Sometimes it may be your own expectations that are set high. Simply adjust your attitude to life and let go of unnecessary expectations.
Choose instead, to keep the faith, trust in yourself and hope for the better. Life begins to shape up differently.
When you are feeling downhill
When you are feeling demoralized
When you feeling disappointed
When you feeling demotivated
Just remember everything is meant to change.
What is today lasts not forever.
What is hurting today will become a faint memory in time.
What seems to be important will lose its significance.
What is stressful will begin to ease in time.
When the odds are too high
They must even out soon enough.
Trust time to keep moving
Have faith, for one makes way for the other.
The circle of life goes on.
Hope is here to stay!