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It’s been said never give a swore to a man who can’t dance. And I’ve come to really like this saying because it reminds me that in order to be a good warrior we must still be connected to our deep heart; we must still be connected to life

When we just have our sword and forgotten how to dance then we fight just for the sake of fighting, perhaps fueled by our own selfish pride and ego more than anything else.

This is the guy who’s the workaholic. He doesn’t know how to clock out and spend time with his wife, with his family, with his friends. And the issue is not so much his hard work and dedication. Certainly, we have a duty and responsibility to work. We are created to work and our work has a noble calling. The issue comes when our work becomes an idol, when it matters more than anything else. And we neglect everything else along the way.

To dance is simply remembering to enjoy life beyond the grind of our daily task. It’s taking time to savor a cup of coffee, to hang out with friends, or to play with our kids. Dancing helps us to remember why we’re willing to sacrifice our blood, sweat, and tears in the first place.

Certainly life can’t all be about dancing. There is a time to the wield the sword. But remembering the beauty of life helps us to keep our sword measured and wielded with meaning.

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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