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You Can Dance...If You Want To. #WednesdayWisdom

You can leave your friends behind. ‘Cause your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance – Why the hell not?? LOL

OK, it’s been a long work week for me (and yes, I realize it’s only Wednesday), and I just feel like I need some perking up. Perhaps you do as well. So, we’re gonna dance it out today. Sometimes you have to…sometimes it’s the only thing that keeps me from snapping and stabbing myself in the eye with a fork or something (though I doubt I would ever do anything *that* rash…but why risk it?? lol).

Where you dance doesn’t matter. You can dance in your living room, you can chair dance, car dance (yes, I said car dance….in my family it’s a thing!), you can even dance at work. I do it every day at one point or another…I’m sure there have been a few people shopping in whatever store I happen to be working in that have been amused – or perhaps baffled – by me and  my own little groove factory.

It keeps me sane…ish, and helps to keep me in a decent state of mind. If others get a kick out of seeing the crazy Pixie wandering through a store singing and dancing, or sitting in the car doing the same, all the better. Spread the freaking joy. You can’t have too much of it, after all.

I guess you could say I am the real life female version of Turk from Scrubs (Yup, I’m visiting the T.V. Land in my mind again). He danced every time he felt the need, and he owned it. He also quoted the lyrics to Safety Dance…and some beautifully insane genius put together a compilation video of him dancing on the show…to the Safety Dance. It always cheers me up, and brightens my day…and the last few days have been a bit cloudy here, so I’m gonna share it with you.

Of course, you can dance to whatever tune gets you groovin’. Another one that does the trick for me lately is Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars. So here’s that one too.

That’s all I’ve got for this week, just remember: When in doubt, dance it out. 😉

Bob Kelso & Teddy Roosevelt Have a Message for You #WednesdayWisdom #ThePixilatedPathYou’re probably wondering what the HELL these two men (one of whom is a fictional character) could possibly have to tell you, jointly, that is somehow relevant to anything, let alone your life.  Well, I’m gonna tell you!

First, let’s replay a little scene from the NBC sitcom Scrubs and see what Bob Kelso – Chief of Medicine has to share:

Dr. Kelso: You are going to shut your damn yapper and listen for a change, because I got you pegged, sweetheart. You want to take the easy way out with the surgery because you’re scared. You’re scared because if you try and fail, there’s only you to blame. Well, Missy, let me break this down for you, Bobbo-style. Life is scary. Get used to it.
J.D.: [Narration] And then it seemed like Dr. Kelso wasn’t only talking to her.
Dr. Kelso: There are no magical fixes. It’s all up to you. So get up off your keister, get out of here, and go start doin’ the work.
Nell Goldman: What if it’s too hard?
Dr. Christopher Turk: Yeah, what if it’s too hard?
Dr. Kelso: Turkleton, I have no idea why you’re chiming in, but I’ll say this to both of you. Nothing in this world that’s worth having comes easy.

Now let’s take a look at something our 26th President had to say that relates to this:

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” – Theodore Roosevelt

They both boil down to something that popped out of my mouth in the car this evening when talking to a friend of mine who had a bit of a rough day “Nothing worth having is ever easy”.

It’s true. Relationships are difficult. Giving birth to your children is difficult. Work is difficult (that’s why it’s work, lol). Spiritual growth and development is WICKED DIFFICULT. All of these things are encapsulated in this little thing we call: LIFE…and we all know that life is downright f*ing difficult.

The point that I, the fictitious Chief of Medicine at good the ol’ North Hollywood Medical Center, and a former Commander in Chief are trying to make is this:

If you’re skating through your spiritual practice or any other aspect of your life with great ease, then chances are pretty damn good that you are not creating a very fulfilling life for yourself. You need to put in the work, learn the hard lessons, feel ALL THE FEELINGS, suffer losses, and face unpleasant truths about yourself and others. Only by experiencing the hard times can we experience the good with gratitude. Only by accepting, learning from, and learning to deal with – or even love – those aspects of ourselves that we once found frightening, freakish, controversial, etc. can we become more at peace and loving with ourselves, and are then able to place our True Selves in service of the Divine – resulting in a much more intimate and fulfilling spiritual relationship.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get to work. 😉