How do you dance through life

The morning prayer dance till the sun shines

As of July 15, 2020.

The morning prayer dance till the sun shines

Often life happens, a lot can be planned and little of it can be implemented. Then it can be helpful to adapt to the rhythm and dance through the rain until the sun shines again, says Pastor Anja Bär.

Often life happens, a lot can be planned and little of it can be implemented. Then it can be helpful to adjust to the rhythm and dance through the rain until the sun shines again.

And then you dance through the rain until the sun shines, if you don't dance, it rains too.

I love this line of text from a song by Andi Weiss. Once heard, it turns out to be an extremely persistent catchy tune. And it sings and sounds in me and my heart dances too. And again and again I am surprised how I dance a little along - even through the rain. And a smile is on my face - involuntarily, just like that.

There is a simple but profound truth in this line. Life just happens to me. I can design and plan a lot, but also not a lot. Above all, I don't plan things that are unpleasant. They just happen. A tiny virus comes along and paralyzes half the world. Actually, the whole world. And I wonder how it could have happened so quickly.

And suddenly the children stay at home. Must be trained by me. What I don't know, I know now. Homeschooling, home canteen, home office - and actually everything becomes too much. Somehow everyone is tugging at me, wanting and expecting something, and I feel that I have been determined by others. And so to speak, I am.

Life just happens and there is a lot that cannot be planned.

But I can try to deal with what comes towards me calmly, almost like a dance. I can empathize with the rhythm of life, my life. And then things take on a different weight. Of course, that doesn't always work. But it can become a basic attitude in my life.

The Bible says that God puts my feet in a wide space and also that Christ set us free to be free. That which enslaves and restricts us, that which makes us difficult to breathe, is certainly not God's will, but man-made. But we are destined to freedom and space. Even when everything in me looks like rain and my memory of the sun is fading. We are meant to live our lives instead of being lived.

There is a lot that determines me from the outside. And there is more that drives me from within. Despite these internal and external drivers, I want to dance - at least today.

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