In dance, it is always best to release your judgment about how it’s going to look. We can worry about how a movement “fits” our bodies, but that takes away the joy and replaces it with anxiety. To me, the purpose of dance is to find the joy and personal expression in movement to music.
Your expression is never wrong. You can judge it if you want to and there’s nothing wrong with honing your skills, but connection to yourself and feeling your joy is really paramount. Dance can be a celebration and it can also be a release if you are going through a difficult time. You can find your way back to yourself by using dance as a party or as a meditation or both at the same time.
In my meditation practice, I often switch gears. If one way “in” isn’t working for me on one day, I go to another method. What I have learned is that there are many ways to find the infinite that is within each of us. We all have different ways of getting in touch with that inner space.
The truth is we are always connected to our true selves. There is no other way for us to be. All That Is, is just that – All. There is nothing and no one that can be separate from that.
In meditation and in movement there is only your own way. You can’t be wrong in the expression of yourself. Everyone has a road “in” that is unique.
Meditation, using stillness or motion, helps us to become more conscious of what is within.
We can search and chase what we believe to be spiritual. We can try really hard. But we don’t really have to try, we only have to be exactly who we are. We can release all the striving. We can choose to let go of all notions of what should be, releasing the judgment of right or wrong. Release is trusting that you are always a part of the One – even if you can’t perceive it.
You are always connected, all the time. In other words, All That Is can’t lose your file.
So instead of reaching, try releasing.
You already are what you seek to be. You might just not be aware of it yet.