PEER Practices Day #6
I had a revelation this morning!
It was about 11:45--the time in dance class when my energy usually hits the floor. If it were ballet class I might just skip the jumping and go home. Alison “hot-legs” Williams was wildcarding, and she had us reversing the phrase--not my favorite. Subconsciously, I’m debating how to engage, whether I’m going to give my all or take it easy, and the thought arises:
Of course I’m gonna stay and do this thing as well as I can--of course I am--I love Alison.
WOW! That’s not usually what motivates me to dance.
In class, sometimes i’m motivated by
Lust - I want to be the best dancer and the only way to do that is practice so I’ll stay
Greed - I paid for this class and I’d better get the most out of it
Pride - I’m here in front of everyone and I need to show them that I’m a fierce dancer
Sloth - Well, I’m already here so I may as well just finish the damn thing
Just missing envy and gluttony from our deadly sins list. ; )
But LOVE?!? What a new experience. There are times when curiosity and love for dance can no longer carry me through, and if love can get me the rest of the way, I’m a happy woman. I think I dance better when I’m in love with my time dancing and in love with all the people around me.