by Gia Dalton
You are poetry in motion…a story, a play, and a song. Each word, step, smile, and feeling are part of your dance. You choose the rhythm, facial expressions, and reactions. You control them, and your experience. You respond when life leads the way, being mindful not to react. You listen, reading between the lines, knowing that the most important part is found in the breath. You bend, sometimes you break, but in the end you stand. You have magnificent potential.
With every decision you co-create the story of your life, bartering time for an experience. Everything is important, and nothing is insignificant. You feel empowered, and inspired, as you tap into all that you were meant to be. You want to experience everything. You are the author, the playwright, the lyricist, and the choreographer.
Sometimes you can get lost. You have no idea how or why you’d possibly write yourself into the story, the dance, you are living, but you did. The truth is, you participated in its creation. It did not happen overnight. It was a slow progression. But…you have a choice. Everything you tell yourself to the contrary, is an excuse. And you know that.
If you are not happy with your story, learn from it, and let it go. Turn the page. Write a new chapter. If your dance is anything less than amazing, learn a new one. When you let go of the past, or what is not working you make room for the future and glorious new beginnings. Play around a bit. Add characters, a cheerful melody, a colorful new setting. People have written themselves into beautiful new stories. They have learned to dance in entirely new ways. Turning away from old recordings, and the dogma, makes room for the birth of the whisperings from your soul. How amazingly, ridiculously, awesome is that!
It’s healthy to have dreams, goals and desires. They are the callings of your inner child, which can reveal your life purpose. But it is equally important to live joyfully in the moment. Stop waiting. Be present and awake. Infuse your life with the things and people you love, or you could miss it. Just like that, you’ll blink and the moments of your life will be gone.
Tap into the magnificent potential that is yours by divine design. It is always there. Start today, right now. You may not know exactly how the story will end, but that’s part of the adventure. You are destined for happiness, success, abundance, and love. Make your life poetry in motion. A beautiful dance, a heart-warming story, or a song that you just can’t stop singing. Take what you have inside and put it on the outside.
1. Wake up to the excitement of a new day. As soon as you open your eyes, express gratitude. Set the intention, that today will be the best day ever.
2. Infuse the day with people who bring happiness and joy to your life. Near or far, reach out to them. Call to say hello. Don’t let a day slip by without showing your love. Write little notes and tuck them away for your loved ones to discover. Leave flowers at your Grandmother’s doorstep. Practice random acts of kindness.
3. Endings are new beginnings. Part of the challenge of life, is trusting that everything works out for the highest good. Think road trip! You don’t know exactly where you will go, or where you will end up, but you do know that you are going to have a blast along the way!
4.Listen to the music you love. Dance when you want to dance. Sing in the shower and in the car. Whistle while you work. Infuse little bits of sunshine, and happiness into your daily routine. Make time to read, learn, meditate and develop spiritual practices.
5.Move softly, speak gently, smile, and take your time. Add a little sparkle to everything you do. Be deliberate. It could be something as simple as a hand written note, attaching a flower to a gift, decorating the envelope of a greeting card, wearing your favorite hat, or hugging people when you say hello. Happy, positive energy is contagious.
6. Embrace meeting new people, from the check out girl at the super market, to a new colleague. You have no idea what that person may bring to your life. Everyone you meet has been put on your path for a reason. Always leave a good impression. There are people you haven’t met yet, that will help you along the way.
7. You are the words that you use. Choose what you say, when you say it, and the tone, with careful consideration. Sometimes it is best not to say anything at all. Mind your own business. Other times, people need your words to help heal and restore. Perhaps your words are needed to define boundaries. There is tremendous power held in a word.
This is your story.This is your play.This is your song. Choose your words, steps, and expressions wisely.Your life is a poem, set to music. It is a unique dance. Create a beautiful living testimony of your life.
Gia Dalton is a Visionary Writer, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, Teacher, Author, Speaker, Coach, and Intuitive Life Strategist. “My mission is to motivate, empower and inspire the lives of others with integrity, beauty and love.”
Thank you so much OMTimes for featuring this article on the cover of the April 2015 D edition. I am so proud to be part of this awesome magazine, and I feel blessed to work with your wonderful editors. A special shout out to Diane Wing. Thank you !