There is a chorus in my head. A whole crew of voices telling me everything that I should be doing or that I could have done better or that I’m messing up. I call them The Shitty Committee and it can be crushing to hear their unending commentary.
We all have thought-voices that we picked up from others, usually when we were young, and then took on as our own. The Committee can be corrosive when we start believing everything they weigh in on and even acting on what they say. I have a friend who has one particular voice that tells him to do things which are not in his best interest. He calls that voice “Nancy.”
And while these thought-voices may be trying to protect me and keep me safe, their strategy is no longer working. It helps me to remember that they are using an old game plan from when I was little and that I don’t need to habitually follow their instruction.
Today’s Dharma Dance Swirl practice gives us a chance to focus on breaking movement and thinking habits by dropping into sensation and then allowing ourselves to move in our own way. It’s a chance to notice if Nancy & The Shitty Committee (or any other thought patterns) show up. Find the video here.
~~~ Music Credits ~~~
Title song for Dancing Water Daily:
Kate’s Waltz 3:44 Bad Snacks, YouTube Audio Library
Playlist for Thu, May 14, 2020 ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Dharma Dance Swirl: Nancy & The Shitty Committee Take A Break
Remembering Her Face 4:06 Silent Partner YouTube Audio Library
Ella’s Interlude 3:56 DJ Williams YouTube Audio Library
Heart Beats 3:59 Silent Partner YouTube Audio Library
Love On File 3:41 Freedom Trail Studio YouTube Audio Library
Reverie 3:50 Quincas Moreira YouTube Audio Library
Pop Tune 3:37 Audionautix YouTube Audio Library
Images of Tomorrow 6:29 Unicorn Heads YouTube Audio Library
Hit the Streets (Version 1) 3:43 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library
Eye Do 4:45 Jeremy Blake YouTube Audio Librar
Spy_Funk 3:46 Quincas Moreira YouTube Audio Library
Is That You or Are You You 5:02 Chris Zabriskie YouTube Audio Library
THIS WEEK’S DANCING WATER DAILY PRACTICES ~ Thought Monsters & Other Dance Partners
Monday, May 11 ~ Nourishing Movement at Dancing Water: Thought Monsters & Other Dance Partners ~ find it here
Tuesday, May 12 ~ Nourishing Movement at Dancing Water: Monkey Mind & Hummingbird Thinking ~ find it here
Wednesday, May 13 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga: Noticing Thoughts ~ find it here
Thursday, May 14 ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water: Nancy & The Shitty Committee Take a Break ~ find it here
Friday, May 15 ~ All Out, All You Dance Party from Dancing Water: You Are Not Your Thoughts
Saturday, May 16 ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice: Tracking Thoughts with Curiosity
Sunday, May 17 ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga: The Space Between Thoughts
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