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Just Dance

Just Dance.

Author and educator William W. Purkey is credited with the following quote:

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

I have seen it credited to the great Satchel Paige who pitched in the Negro Leagues and was pioneer in breaking the colour barrier in major league baseball.

The link is to a short article with a quote from Anne Lamott that ends with the line: “Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance!”

What links the three together is the story-telling quality they share. Sometimes we have to trust the person–the character–we are. This is revealed in the stories we tell and the living we undertake. Living life is a gift and when we live fully, trusting who we are in living this life this one wild and precious life paraphrasing Mary Oliver.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

8 responses »

  1. I have always loved that quote! This is a great reminder; thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  2. That is how we enjoy the purposeless life.

    We dance because of the overwhelming energy.

    So pure. 😀

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  3. All,this dancing without regard for others approval, disapproval or indifference comes after we accept ourselves, flaws and brilliance. Then dancing without regard unfolds with just being in the moment.
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    Trusting also has a foundation grounded in acceptance. Hard to trust what we do not accept.

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  4. When we let go of the ego mind, the true self shines through … and rocks it.
    Thanks Ivon for capturing this today with these great quotes.

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