Tango with Myself
The carousel of our thoughts that make our minds go round and round is a lot like the tango. We go in one direction, then the next. Sometimes we’re passionate, sometimes we’re fierce, but always in touch with both sides of ourselves: the leader and the follower.
Depending on our mood, your positive thoughts might be the leader, sweeping the negative ones across the dance floor with ease. On other days negativity might take the lead, nearly dropping your positive ideas to the floor in one fell swoop.
According to a book I’m currently reading, Buddha’s Brain, we can actually train ourselves to create new dance tracks in our heads. So when the negative thoughts creep in, we can place our tango dancers back on track to a smoother rhythm. I’ll be blogging more about the book when I’ve finished reading it, but one thing is for certain: we are in charge of the dancers in our craniums.
It takes two to tango. In the case of our brains, we have an entire fleet of dancers rocking it out in our heads.
If you’re feeling time-crunched today, ask your time abundant dancer to take over. Breath is important in dance so remember to get enough air while you go through the steps of life. Give the clock a hug and don’t worry. Wherever you are going, you’ll arrive at the right time, even if it’s not ‘on time’ in our always-on world.