#MondayManifesto – Love Over Fear

#MondayManifesto -  Girls, Let's Choose Love Over Fear!

Move To Love - #mondaymanifesto

 

Now more than ever, the world needs strong & inspired girls like us choosing love over fear.

And we've got a lot we're up against... just tune into the latest "reality" show - the U.S. presidential election - and you'll see that the messages we get about our bodies, sexuality, and about one another are at best harmful and degrading.

What does it mean to choose love over fear?

As young girls we have a natural sense of ease about us. We feel free to be who we are without apologies. We radiate love.

As we grow, our culture can alter our perception of ourselves and dim our inner light. A major contributor to this change is the thoughtless or unconscious words and messages around us.

Much of the content on TV and the Internet are negative self-messages aimed at convincing us to consume more, compete with our friends, doubt our bodies and find happiness in things rather than in ourselves.  

Many of our limiting thought patterns can be attributed to unconsciously adopting negative societal beliefs at certain pivotal moments during childhood.

Psychologists say that we're born with only two fears: falling and loud noises. This means that every other fear is LEARNED.

So, if we want to un-learn this fear and move back to the love we knew as little girls, the first step is to understand the fear-based illusions we've learned from the outside world.

Luckily, love is internal and always available, we just have to choose to believe in it again. And we need to collectively practice more love – gratitude, journaling, exercise, meditation and random acts of kindness all help.

But what if we co-create a world where we aren’t bombarded by confusing, fear-based messages? A world where we turn off our phones and TV to have deep conversations from our heart?

It’s possible. We know this thanks to so many teachers, who despite living in a world full of fear, choose to see only love.

About Manifesto Mondays

ADTC Movement ManifestoAmerican Dance Training Camps is a company inspired by and created for strong girls. Doing what we love enables us to embody, model & teach our sixteen character values, or "movement manifesto."

The ADTC Movement Manifesto is one way we promote our values within our dance camp community. It is an ever-evolving collection of bold thoughts that allow for some real conversations to take place at camp and throughout the year.

Learn more about ADTC's mission & manifesto here!

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About the Author:

In 2003, at the age of 24, Lindsey Fadner organized a 3 week overnight camp in Stratton, VT for students at her CT dance school. That pioneering venture evolved into American Dance Training Camps, the world's premier dance camps company. Still excited about it after all these years, Lindsey continues to serve as ADTC's spiritual leader, and CEO of all things relating to girls' self-esteem. Always on the hunt for new and interesting places to dance, her favorite camp continues to be the next one she's starting. Questions? Contact her anytime at lfadner@danceadtc.com!