We want to be liked—that's why we put so much energy into pleasing others. Life has become a dance that we perform for others, auditioning for a place in the hearts of everyone we meet. We put our energy into performances to please our parents, friends, teachers, boys—even people we don't know. It's simple: We all desire to be loved and accepted. But in this busy, complicated world, we should be dancing as we were designed to—for the One who really cares. When the audiences are gone and we take off our masks, that's the part the Director likes best. Away from the alluring lights and demanding crowds, we can know ourselves and God in a powerful, meaningful way. When we realize that the One who matters already loves us, we will flourish in this life that is the Divine Dance.
The Divine Dance| Posted April 15, 2009
This is definitely one of the most creative and insightful books I have ever read. Shannon Primicerio's thoughtful writing and allegorical theme has spoken to many people,including myself. Her theme is skillfully carried throughout every chapter,not once seeming stretched beyond it's literary limits. The comparison of the lives we lead to one great dance or performance,might seem pretty simple at the surface.But when it's fully explored,you start to realize it's profound and penetrating nature....We all do our very best to be accepted on some level.As Shannon explains in her book,we figure out what people expect from us at an early age and we do our best to meet those expectations.In many ways, peoples' lives are like performances....for family,friends,or even strangers.
In her book Shannon gives advice to girls about God,guys,life,ambition,and many other issues high school and college aged girls are facing. I would highly recommend this book to every young woman,because no matter what your ambition or lifestyle,there is something in this book for you.