Rain can be romantic and cleansing – mostly in our imagination. Rain can mean gray skies and dark moods – mostly in our imagination. You can not avoid the rain, and you can not change the weather.
Your life goes through seasons and change, just like the weather – coldness and warmth, sunshine and rain, storms and calm, spring and fall. You can not avoid the rain in your life situations the same way you can not avoid the rain from the heavens.
When you experience the heaviness and darkness of your challenges and setbacks, it is tempting to want to hide and avoid the issue, or complain and dwell in negativity, hoping to push the rain of your challenges away.
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about dancing in the rain.
Next time it rains, put on your shoes and dance. Take it all in. Allow the rain to replenish your heart and soul as it replenishes the Earth. When you dance, you affirm life, and embrace what is. And you change the only thing you can change – your perspective.
When you dance, you follow the rhythm of life, you open up to the aliveness of the energy coursing through your veins, you breathe deeper, the body loosens up, and the heart smiles joyously … and you feel better, even if nothing else changes.
Life dances and you must dance with it. This is the necessary price and mysterious gift of being alive. Finding a way to be at ease with the dance itself is a crucial skill in finding freedom and meaning in life.
You can choose the dance you want. You move in and you move out. You breathe in and you breathe out. You are discovering new things through the dance and although you practice again and again, each performance is never exactly the same.