This Moment is Vital
Don't let it slip away
What do Mark Twain, Elbert Hubbard and Winston Churchill have in common?
They’ve all been quoted as saying: Life is just one damned thing after another.
Life has been likened to many things besides one damned thing after another. According to John Lennon, Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. Others have called it a dream, a play, a bowl of cherries, a nightmare, a dance.
Let’s say life is a dance, and you are the dancer.
When you dance, you’re acutely aware of each movement your body makes. Whether it’s ballet’s arabesque or the nightclub moonwalk, you are fully present in your body. You’re not in your head.
Each moment in a dance is important. The focus is on the movement in the moment. Nothing else matters because there is nothing else.
The present moment in the dance is everything.
If you paid attention in daily life to the same degree that you do while you dance, how rich your life would be.
The iconic American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham wrote:
All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.
Each moment in life is important.
Each moment is vital — alive with possibility.
Don’t let it slip away unnoticed. Unlived.
Dance each moment.
With love, Marlane
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First published on Medium.com/Illumination