Have you ever been away too long a while from yourself? Have you ever lost your rhythm? Forgot your style? Life events can overwhelm us at times, forcing us to numb our pains. Sadly numbing sadness numbs joy as well.
Here is for a resurrection of your "good old happy self" out of the shell of "self defense". If you did not find your mojo back yet, let this song serve you as a reminder to take off the "condom" from your heart and restart dancing life.
The FIRST thing we need to do if we want to be happier is to cultivate self-love. Only when we pass the desert of our self doubts and shame back to the oasis of appreciating ourselves as perfectly imperfect then we could love others sustainably .
And when we find it, we always need to remember that the best way to show love to our friends and family is to be there for them and help them find the love that is deep inside of them.
Great song by by Eric BENET, great dancing by Charlie & Jackie in this Spotlight Dance at ShagAtlanta 2013 ACSC Summer Workshop.
I wish that you re-discover a love that is deep inside of you. Find the person whom you lost and set her/him free again. The pain will end sooner if you allow it. Never mind if you replace it with a new pain. As long as you keep dancing, it is inevitable for the good to come as well. Be the magnificent authentic you!
Attention, Acceptance, Appreciation, Affection & Applause My favorite comedian and modern day social prophet, George Carlin in an interview by Jon Stewart. If your time is short, forward to 9:10 and watch the last 50 seconds about the 5 A's
From broken family to stand-up, being judged by mother, confirmed by nuns, how to deal with alcohol and drugs. Most importantly : "In our school we did not have A's, B's, C's and D's, The only A's I got (and this will be a little corny) I've got their Attention, I've got their Attention, Approval, their Admiration, Approbation and their Applause"
I slightly modified the 5A's for the workplace: * Attention: Active listening with Empathy, Pay attention to others and their needs. * Acceptance: Before attempting to change, accept what is, then take proactive action on what within your control and let go what is not. Accept yourself then others. As Carl Jung, the father of modern psychology said: "What you resist persists" . * Appreciation: (and recognition. Catch them doing things right, and tell them what they did right, reinforcing the good. Coach with constructive feedback. * Affection: bring the heart and passion to what you do, love your work and the people that work with you, giving affection multiplies when divided). * Applause: Have you watched winning teams? They celebrate on the go. Every goal is a mini celebration on the road to success and accomplishments.
Do we accept the different? Sometimes the different and the odd seem funny. Empathy and acceptance is what people need and what we can easily give. From the movie "Front of the Class", based on the true story of Brad Cohen, played by Jimmy Wolk -- who, "after being challenged by Tourette's syndrome from a very young age, defies all odds to become a gifted teacher. Tourette's syndrome is an inherited neuro-behavioral disorder characterized by sudden, involuntary, repetitive muscle movements (motor tics) and vocalizations (vocal tics). More information on the disease