Daily Archives: May 26, 2010

Tap dance on the piano keys of your life

The days are long.  The nights are short.   Your life seems to be coming apart at the seams.  You’re tired of running through life doing what you think you should do rather than doing what you love to do.   Your feet are heavy and they drag over the cobblestoned road you travel each day with a bit more weariness than the day before.    What would it feel like to be able to live and work in your strengths rather than working for the sake of working?

Imagine for a moment that you are unencumbered from the straight-jacket of your life as it is today and that you have a  chance to live the life you have dreamed of since you were a child, what would it look like, feel like, and smell like?

Live the empowered life, a life that is filled with the kind of freedom that allows you to create the future you desire.   So many people wish for the life they have never had a chance to live.  There was always something that put a brake on living the life of desire something that replaced living the life of dreams.  Perhaps it was having a family, having a job that paid the bills, or living somewhere because that was what was expected.   Perhaps it was fear that pushed you to the place you now inhabit physically and mentally and it is just too hard to break free of the chains that hold you in the corner.

From Les Miserables is the song “I dreamed a dream” and this captures the essence of so many shattered dreams today.

“I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high and life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
As they turn your dream to shame.”

It is a story of a dream that was torn apart when hope disappeared.   It is story that is lived out every day by millions of people.  It is a story that can be changed.    The dreams can come back.  The dreams can be lived if the desire exists to make it so.

What is your dream?    When will you start living it?  It is your turn to tap dance on the piano keys of life.