Living What You Love 活出你的愛
This past week has been a blur of travel between Taipei, NYC, Philadelphia, upstate New York, and back again . With so many planes, trains , buses, and car rides , I was really amazed to be able to find some moments when time seemed to slow down and the holiday still reenergized me.
The purpose of this trip was to attend my cousin’s wedding ( congrats again Brian and Meredith !) and see my whole extended family, especially my father close to his birthday. The highlights of the trip were certainly the wedding celebrations themselves, including a beautiful marriage ceremony, gorgeous reception , and an epic dance party for the ages! If I ever had any question about where I got my propensity to get down on a dance floor , I’ve got no doubt about it now!
One of the things that I’ll remember most of all was a touching quote that the priest gave during the ceremony. I’ve found myself reading it over and over again and wanted to share a small piece of with you:
“What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.”
- Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
This quote has induced even more self reflection than a trip home typically causes. It makes me think of how what we love is a reflection of who we are, and who we are is a collection of all the actions, thoughts, feelings and intentions we have. It brings a certain awareness to the need to carefully choose what we prioritize and love. To listen to that kind of love that captures our imagination and moves us in the deepest of ways. To allow love to run through even the most mundane and routine aspects of our lives.
Even something small like choosing to come to class each week is a way to live out that love for our physical and mental selves and to spark joy by connecting to one another.
Looking forward to getting back to class this week and hitting the dance floor with a renewed sense of love and gratitude!
Keep moving! xx, Katie
這一次回美國是為了參加表弟的婚禮（在這裡再次恭喜 Brian and Meredith！）同時也是一個難得的機會，能與大家族中的親友們聚聚，加上爸爸剛過生日趕上慶生的尾巴與他同樂。 這趟旅程中的高潮就是整場婚禮：感人的婚禮儀式、極美的婚宴、以及老少咸宜、精彩的舞蹈派對！ 如果有人問我對舞蹈的喜愛由何而生？我想應該就是從這裡開始的吧！
「你所愛的事物會影響每一件事。它決定你每天早上為了什麼而起床、每天晚上會做什麼、如何渡過你的週末、看什麼書、結交什麼朋友、什麼會傷你的心而什麼能帶給你喜樂與感恩。」- Pedro Arrupe, S.J.
( Anna Liang 譯 )