“The Heart of Performance”
In your life and onto the stage…
(Written for the students in my ‘Heart of Performance’ class)
Let the sweet breezes of possibility flow through your mind
Let the tight density of dogma,
Rules and restrictions
Soften into chiffon transparency;
Allowing the light of your truth
Your brilliant light to shine through you
Dazzling with enthusiasm
and pure joy.
Let the gift of your artistry be the blueprint
for your living,
and your living artistically will burst forth
in authentic and inspired performance.
Notice the wings you were given!
Sitting on the branch they fold in
Twisted, tight and aching for flight.
You don’t need permission to fly,
or a certificate or degree…
Just trust your creativity and let the wings open!
The breath of truth will lift your wings to the sky
And oh, what a view you will have!
The heart of performance is born
from a clear intention to be part of this wondrous life-dance,
To trust your steps,
Engage your partners,
Seek out great mentors,
and join the legacy of contributing hope, beauty,
and love through this Divine gift bestowed upon you
the gift that flows through you,
illuminating the inspiration that dwells deep within,
crying out to be released!
and aching to be embraced.
Jody Graves (2014) Inspirato Co.®