I love that show. I hardly watch any network shows, but I do watch that one! Why?
First, I love the dancing. Frankly, there are times I wish some of the women wore a little more clothing, and looked a little less like strip club entertainers, but whatever…it is the movement of the dance that I really love.
I danced a lot as a young women, and I still enjoy dancing with my beloved when the mood strikes us. But even watching dance is fun and enjoyable for me.
Beyond that, there is the journey of each contestant, which is equally fascinating to me. It never fails to surprise me that these people do not seem to have confronted exactly how difficult and stressful this experience is going to be. Even the ones who have watched the show themselves and been fans seem to have severely misjudged the challenge that the show presents.
In that sense, the show mirrors life. None of us are prepared for the monumental challenges that seem to inevitably come our way. And no seems exempt: from the homeless man who seems to have no responsibilities, to the billionaire tycoon who commands vast resources, but whose vast responsibilities present endless challenges. Life calls for growth and evolution within each of us.
In my experience the happiest contestants on Dancing With the Stars are people who love to dance. And this is a lesson for us, I think. Can we learn to enjoy the process of life, and embrace its challenges? Can we give up the notion that problems and challenges mean something is wrong, and embrace them as part of the experience?
When we stop fighting life, say “yes” to what comes our way, openly embrace experiences, release the need to judge events as “good” or “bad,” we cultivate our own dance. We can match our rhythms to life’s rhythms and achieve a sense of flow and equilibrium that allow for the greatest enjoyment.
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