Strength and Inspiration (from others)

Daily Movement Prompts, Wednesday December 14, 2016: Strength and Inspiration (from others)

Today I’m feeling sleepy. I had thoughts about “movement that energizes” and “how sleep affects movement” but what I really wanted to do was watch a dance link that I pinned this morning. Sometimes, we get our inspiration from watching others go through their struggles and finding their strength.

I was fortunate enough to room with Silvia Salamanca twice for a large dance event. Then she went through a devastating loss in her family, and has been processing this through her dance. She posted the following today.

Silvia Salamanca at Tribal Elevation 2016 – https://youtu.be/IQqAa-j_e2k

Silvia wrote this when she posted the link today:

The same weekend I took the pictures of my naked back crossed by my swords I performed what its has been my sword routine in 2016. I created this in a moment when I was getting in touch with the strength that comes out of not giving up. Out of doing whatever it takes to remain alive, and to remain a human being. I have always believed that life is worth living, and I still do. I hope that you all enjoy the journey that takes place here through the struggle into the celebratory explosion at the end. Needless to say, I can´t thank enough the bellydance community for their reaction to my performances, their support and their love all through this year.

The strength of not giving up. No matter how tired I am, or what pains I’m processing, or how many figurative swords I am juggling, there is value in not giving up. And there is value in finding *MY STRENGTHS* and putting my love and energy into those.

What are your strengths? How will you not give up today? What strength do you find as you work through things, day by day?