Betrayal is an important word with this guidepost.
When we value being cool and in control over granting ourselves the freedom to unleash
the passionate, goofy heartfelt, and soulful expression of who we are,
we betray ourselves
When we consistently betray ourselves, we can expect to do the same to the people we love.
The Hopi Indians have a saying,
"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak."
I know how much courage it takes to let people hear our hearts speak,
but life is way too precious to spend it pretending like we are super-cool and totally in control
when we could be laughing, singing, and dancing.
Get Deliberate. If we believe laughter, song, and dance are essential to our soul-care, how do we make sure that we hold space for them in our lives?
One thing that we have started doing is turning on music in the kitchen while we do a family clean up.
We dance and sing, which in turn, always leads to a good laugh.
Brene Brown ~ The Gifts of Imperfection