One of the things Leonie Dawson’s personal planner does is has you build a list of things you want to do for 2013. These are not necessarily huge things. But it got me to thinking about my bucket list for my life.
No, I haven’t seen the movie.
Yes, I want to see the movie.
Anyway! One of those bucket list items was to see Cirque Du Soleil. I did that last night. I went solo but sat next to the most charming man. He’s seen CdS many times and told me quite a bit. We were sitting two rows from the floor on the side. So while I may not have seen the full frontal approach, what I saw mesmerized me. I even forgot to clap every now and again.
This show, Saltimbanco, is not one of the huge production numbers that the others seem to be (if I am to believe the advertising). It was far more focused on the acrobatics along with some very silly interludes. There was music. There were fanciful folk who seemed to be truly enjoying their time on stage. I loved it.
I will be going to see “O” based on the suggestion of the gentleman. Oddly, I never got his name. Learned a lot about him…he graduated from high school in the town where I was born. Small world, right?
But check this card out. Do you see why it made me giggle when I pulled it? Other than the whole Sun/Soleil funny.
The dancer in the lower left of course. Her form reminded me of what I saw last night.
That made me think of all the years and years of training each performer must have gone through just to get to the Cirque du Soleil troupe. And then how much they must practice to make it look so easy.
That ties into my philosophy about seeking joy, y’all. It’s not easy, really. Not always. You have to practice it. You have to stay mentally focused on seeking joy.
We are wired to look for trouble and danger. Did you know that? It’s true. It’s part of the survival instinct.
So if you want to change your world, you have to exercise your joy-seeking muscle every day.
Have you gotten your workbook+planner yet? We have started gathering in the seeeekrit Facebook page. We would love for you to join us as well. Go to this page to get your workbook. It’s not pricey! You can get both for $17.90 or either the business or personal for $9.95. Then you print it off. So if you aren’t into the colors, you can do black and white.
Seek joy, y’all! Work that muscle until you are ready for the big stage. We will call it Hoop du Joy!
Sky Dancer (Sun), Waking the Wild Spirit, OOP
Not convinced? Check out my video review of the personal planner to see if for yourself.