A flower…and a box

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they can derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~ Brene Brown

Pause a moment and drift along this thought.  “Relationship” has many meanings, including between the dancer and audience.  When I perform, am I dancing only for myself, or is there another level where I form a connection with a person in the audience, or many people?  Do they feel seen, heard, valued?  Do I?  Does the stage create an invisible barrier inhibiting a true sense of connection…or perhaps my costume?  Is there a piece missing, that could make take this experience to a new level, or would this be an invasion of personal space and make many uncomfortable?

I like to watch Ted videos on all different topics, and was very drawn into this musician’s story, questioning what I know, ingrained beliefs, even how I create.  It also makes me think of connections here in SL, and also in RL too.

A challenge to myself – create a dance keeping these principles in mind, a focus on connection where the audience feels seen, heard, and valued.  What will this be, what will this look like?  Can it be done? That remains, unfolding in the act of creation.

I continue to expand this blog, adding notes, resources, for my benefit and hopefully others too.  It is cathartic, thought provoking, and reveals a piece of me to you.  I ride along a gentle wave as I write…letting the thoughts flow naturally, considering, without stress.

Make beautiful music, beautiful art today, with your words, your actions, and your emotions.  Life itself is an art –

~Eva

Please watch for the magic of the flower and the box to be revealed

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