The other day I read a quote by Nietzsche: “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
My first thought was “Yes. That’s it!”. That’s one of the fundamental problems we humans have– we so often have to experience (see, hear, feel) something for ourselves in order to believe it exists. Tragically, that goes against how we are designed. We seem to realize that it’s healthy to encourage children to use their imaginations but we criticize and shun people who dance when others can’t hear the music.
Is it because we fear feeling alone? Do we fear not being on the same exact page so much that we avoid those who can enjoy dancing to music we can not hear? We would rather think them mad than be willing to smile as they romp, to even misstep as we try to join
Challenge thought: Tomorrow, at any point in the day, alone or surrounded by many, dance to music you hear for at least 10 seconds.
Tell me, did it make you smile?