February 25th at Helen’s dance

104 Av. Victor Hugo, 1750 Luxembourg

The Atlas of the Heart:
Places we go when we compare

In her Atlas of the Heart, Brené Brown takes us to the “Places we go when we compare»: jealousy, envy, resentment might be the places in our heart where I, you, we go… among others.

Jealousy doesn’t seem to be a singular emotion, but rather a response to feeling anger, sadness, and/or fear.
When we compare us to somebody else, and feel less good, attractive, interesting… we feel our relationships threatened. Jealousy is a reaction to fear of loss that is inherent to all human beings. And jealousy is a reaction to fear of not being enough, to anger upon ourselves, to sadness about our so-called insufficiencies.

Envy occurs when we want something that another person has. And sometimes hostility and denigration are part of it… whether we want to admit it or not!
It’s easier to say I’m jealous than to say I’m envious. AND we can be both!

Resentment, bitterness might be another place where we go when we compare and it’s part of envy.
“Resentment is the feeling of frustration, judgement, anger, ”better than”, and/or hidden envy related to perceived unfairness or injustice. It’s an emotion that we often experience when we fail to set boundaries or ask for what we need, or when expectations let us down because they were based on things we can’t control, like what other people think, what they feel, or how they are going to react.” (Brené Brown)

So much for “Theory”. Do you recognize yourself in that? I DO RECOGNIZE ME ! Naming it is helpful! Feels alreadybetter!

And the dance, the movement in all that? It’s essential!

Movement is the pathway to what we are struggling with
Movement is the medicine that sets in motion the obsessions inside our minds
Movement is the clew for transformation, for dissolving what’s eating away at us, what’s gnawing at our minds and souls
Movement is the way to lightness and …HUMOUR

What is your movement, your dance going to be this Saturday?
What do you need?
What might help you?

I suggest that we invite our jealousy or resentment… for a dance this Saturday!

AND: THE CENTER will hold!
if, and only if, we can feel the edges!

Once we are centered, we can dare to be in relationship with our own insecurity.
Remember what we danced last these last Saturdays:
Center is a conversation, it’s constantly moving. We get off center, we get in again, we get off, we get in!

Come and join us in a common dance on a common floor!
Good music is going to support us in our explorations

Price: 25 €
You can pay cash at the beginning of the class
You can use PayPal if you have an account
You can transfer 25€ on my Bank Account IBAN LU85 0024 1521 8570 0000

Wear comfortable clothes in layers, you might like also to wear socks at the beginning or during the whole class
Bring your bottle of water or tea
… and the curiosity and the willingness to have a conversation jealousy, or resentment.

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