It's tough, I know. Bellydance has given us so much.
My word is Courage.
One of the best gifts my early teachers gave me was the lesson of trusting my body. But it wasn't as easy as it sounds. It rarely is, right? Believe me, it required vast amounts of courage.
Under her relentless commands and directions of endless drills, practices and hours upon hours of rehearsals my teacher taught me that if I did the work, my body would respond in just the right way. And it did. I did the work, through fear, through doubt and uncertainty. Courage.
My body started to respond slowly. I became a little stronger. Then more flexible. I was able to keep up with choreography. The more my body responded the more I dove into "the work" and the better my body rewarded me. And the more I cultivated the Courage that eventually led to the confidence in believing that , yes, indeed I could do this.
Once I found Courage to move forward in bellydance I couldn't stop it from spilling over into other areas of my life.
I found Courage to set boundaries. I found Courage to do work that lights me up. Courage to connect. Courage to let my body, mind and heart talk to each other and like it.
I found the Courage to follow my heart, to speak up, to make mistakes, to hurt, to be honest, to let go, to love and be loved.
It's a powerful little word, Courage. The best part? It's always there when I need it.
So, just between you and me, can you tell me these two things --- what is YOUR little bellydance word? And how has it affected you?
Can't wait to read about it in the comments below!
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