When a favorite song came on I wanted to dance but the dance floor was completely empty. Despite the slightly uncomfortable feeling of being on a stage we started dancing.
Not only were we the only ones on the dance floor, I was also wearing a very short dress and worried that it would reveal too much when I moved.
I glanced out over the street and noticed that people had stopped to watch us dance. People inside the bar were watching too. I felt even more self-conscious.
Then I decided to let go. I let go of my worry about my dress. I let go of feeling awkward about being the only ones on an empty dance floor. I let go of feeling uneasy about having an audience. I just closed my eyes and let myself fall into the music. Keeping my eyes shut I relaxed against my husband's body and followed him.
It was just us, the music, the movements. We moved in perfect harmony, in perfect flow all over the empty floor.
When I remember this I always see it as an image for how to flow with life. Life leads and I follow. I don't have to look where I'm going because I know that life leads me right. Only if I hesitate I stumble.
My only job is to let myself be filled up with the excitement of dancing, to let go of all fears and hold on to my experience only, to not get caught up in the details but to be one with all that is present through my perceiving mind and body.
The most important then is trust. If you have trust you can't help but enjoy the dance. It doesn't matter if you go this way or that because you know that any way you go will be perfect, different but perfect.
Nothing is laid out before you but anywhere you go will be your destiny. The music will lead you and you will end up where you are supposed to be.
Trust. Breathe. Follow. In doing this you are the creator, the source from where the music flows. You are the dance, the dancer and the dancing.