I hope you dance

Last week I went to a conference and something happened there that had a major impact on me. 

While I learned a lot, it wasn’t the knowledge I gained that brought me the most value from the conference. It was something totally unrelated to the training I was there to receive that hit me in a profound and potentially life-changing way way.

Here’s what happened: One of the presenters, as she approached the stage to speak, cranked up some upbeat music and started dancing.

Whaaaat?? How could that possibly be profound and life-changing?

I’m glad you asked!

That seemingly small and inconsequential act spoke volumes to me. That chick was being her AUTHENTIC SELF!

I like to believe that the persona I portray to the world is my true, authentic self, but in that moment I knew it frequently isn’t.

My authentic self would have done exactly the same thing as that speaker and danced up to the stage. My small, insecure self, however, would have never done that. She would have been far too uptight and afraid of being judged to dance when she was “supposed” to be setting an example of professionalism.

Thank goodness that speaker didn’t feel the same way. She really opened up my eyes to what being your true self means.

This was yet another message from the Universe telling me to be who I truly am. I’ve read it two more times in the last couple of days. And this message is for you too!

How many times do you tone yourself down for fear of what others might think? How often are you afraid to speak up or express an opinion because you don’t want to be judged? When have you refused to dance–even though you really wanted to–because you thought people might laugh at you?

Let’s stop doing this this. I know it might be hard. I’ve lived most of my life surrounded by people who were insecure and afraid of expressing themselves. When you have those kinds of role models, it’s hard to make a change in your own life.

But we can remind ourselves daily that we are who we are, and who we are is just perfect. We don’t have to be who others thing we should be. It’s okay to dance, even when we’re afraid to! Even when we’re concerned about what others might think.

Make a commitment right now to be your true, authentic self…the person you are meant to be.

“And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.” ~Lee Ann Womack

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  1. Peggy, I thought this was a great article. I try to be authentic, but I do hold back sometimes. Like you said, I don’t want to embarace myself. I did that on this cruise I wanted to line dance, but I held back.

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      Sharon, thanks so much for sharing. Let’s encourage each other to dance, because that’s who we really are!

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