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December 28, 2011

The Dance is Over

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 8:01 am

“If I stop dancing, I’m gonna’ fall down.” That’s the unspoken, often unknown, mantra of the person trapped in their life story.

Your life story is a scenario you created and are determined to live out, even if you are not right for the role.

There is a lot of dancing necessary to keep the illusion of the life story alive. “The show must go on,” and so it does.

“My feet are killing me” is the common complaint of life’s dancer, yet they never attribute their aches to the dance.

Someone living out a life story is a perfunctory performer. At some point, others may catch on to our lack of realness and they try and explain it to us, but we dance away to perform another day.

How do you know you are trapped performing your life story? One way is to notice the number of different acts you put on for different people. Each set of people get a set performance. The more dances you do, the less life you have.

The key to getting out of a never ending life story is to end the dance. Stop performing and discover who you really are – The life beneath the life story.

Discovering the life beneath the life story begins when you notice you are reacting rather than responding to life. Reacting calls for a set dance for a certain set of circumstances – a two-step here, an electric slide there and a wide repertoire for everything in between. That’s a lot to keep track of.

Responding to life has no set dance. You still get to interact with others but you bring them a fresh you every time. Responding is based on trust. Trust that there is a deeper part of you that knows the appropriate response to any of life’s circumstances. This will keep you from mentally scrambling through your dance database to put on the perfect show.

No show is necessary with the real you.

The real you responds to others, never reacts.

Begin to notice how many different dances you do. The more you have the more reacting you do. If you’re not dancing for the pure enjoyment of dancing, you aren’t living, you’re reacting.

Responding will allow you to retire your dancing shoes and soak your feet in the calm, soothing waters of your life that lies beneath your life story.

If you are tired of dancing, start trusting that you can stop. When you do, infinite responses open up to you and you discover you only have one dance partner – Life itself.

 

All the best,

John

JOHN MORGAN COACHING
ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING
LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF
STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
I LOVE MY BODY
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
FEEL FOREVER YOUNG
VIRTUAL MASSAGE



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