What is Your Meaning of Success? Finding a Place to Dance

One Meaning of Success

Living to the fullest, our child like qualities.

To be of service to mankind, in a way that sets the spirit free.

To break the chains of bondage that doesn't allow the soul to see it’s spiritual destiny.

To keep ones individuality.

We still strive to belong to the whole of mankind.

Yet we find we still struggle with our unique identity.

Wavering between being one in the crowd, and taking a step out,

speaking out loud, with assurance in our voice.

We will be heard, believed, and followed with my word.

Sends streams of fears up our spine, yet tingles of excitement too.

Yes, those yellow bellied critics will again try to attack us.

Come silent cries, break free, oh to risk this essence of we.

Shout it from the mountain tops,

with glee.

As we mount up with wings as eagles,

let us run and not be weary, let us walk and not faint.

Hahaa, bless my soul, success means letting go.

maybe, success, is what ain’t.



What is Your Meaning of Success?

To me, success is:

  • A healthy life
  • Lots of children
  • Money in the bank
  • Travel Destinations
  • A successful online business
  • Freedom from stress
  • A place to Dance
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Successful Meanings, Just For Today

So how do we take the success of our soul and put it into the work place?

Keep successful meanings always in front of our face. Put them into action some way. We are continually challenged to show our best face in the public eye. We don't always feel like it. When we can act as if we are fine to perform the task, to some, that means success.

Make our lives better with less drama. Surrounding ourselves only with people who makes us laugh. We can walk away from the ones who don't. Focus on the good, forget the bad. Living a happy life, getting back up when we fall, these all mean success.

Yes, over and over again we hear them, the positive foundation we must stand on. We don't want the greatest barrier to our success to be the fear of failure.



Successful Water Voyages

Enjoying the Water Around Us
Enjoying the Water Around Us | Source

My Part of the Situation?

I can dance, in my own way, in my own trance.

Out underneath the stars, around the campfires.

We mount up with wings as eagles, we prance.

We close our eyes and we dance.


We put our red shoes on,

we don the costumes we see in the visions,

when day is done and the tears need to shed,

we go there and we dance.

We hang our heads,

not in shame,

not in defiance,

in celebration, in praise, thank you great mystery, for letting us see, for giving us this vision of your love for humanity.

Let's dance, I am ready, lets build the stage, there ya go before me, grandma's cooking sage...

On and on, ya get the picture.

Get er done before the lights go out.

We gotta show them how it use to be, fewer and fewer of us are left, damn yep, that's right, here it is girl, your spotlight. Let er shine,

DANCE SISTER DANCE and sing and write that music, to me, it means everything.


While trying to describe this meaning of success, serendipity shows her face again. As usual in a book, magically thrown back into time when I discovered this soft pastel gem of self love, joy, peace, happiness and laughter. Poetry again does show her worth. The painted illustrations have always softened my rough edges after days of prancing in the city. Our greatest gift of success in any form that matters is this. Stopping to take a break from what was pushing on us so hard, getting the talking out of our heads onto the page so it can begin to make cents.

Oh yes, I want that last word left just like that. It is part of the wonderful game I love to play when I am in this writing space. All the sharing in the world still isn't yet able to take care of all our needs with out the need for some of this common cents.

All the bartering and cottage industries we support in our small communities reach this same point. We are not always in need of what they are creating to get our needs fed.

At this level of the game our success depends on how we can be of service to them as a fellow member of the community to grow both of our businesses in.

Monterey Bay

"If you look at what you have in life, you will always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you will never have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey

I close my eyes and all I see is another place to put my red buckle shoes on and dance.

All of life is a performance, I prance.

All life is a mystery, we are in a trance.

I am not, neither am I...

Well then your meaning of success is different than mine.

Neither is right, neither is wrong, I need you man, to sing my song.

I don't know how to strum that guitar and make it sing the blues like you do.

I don't know how to keep the drum humming all through the night, you do.

I don't know how to create the backdrop of the stage you do......

I don't know where the piece of property is to build our theater, our stage, you do.


Success Makes Me Dance

Only you know and I know, when I succeed

And you only know, when I am not afraid

Otherwise, I only succeed in my head.

Up to me to tell ya, well that's not how I was bred.

"Let someone else notice ya", is what they all said.

In part, yes, that is true,

but if I don't believe it, how will you?

That doesn't mean tooting my own horn.

Don't need to bring on no ridicule or scorn.

But I just wanted to tell ya,

thanks for noticing me,

thanks for liking what I had to say.

Thanks for giving me little accolades

those gold stars on a paper well done.

And when I mess it up real bad, I know for a

fact now this isn't the only choice I have.

I can do it better the next time around.

Not everything, tis true, but every time I am successful

I am glad I get to tell you.

Dancing Out To Sea

Success is Landing Where We Plant Our Feet
Success is Landing Where We Plant Our Feet | Source

Successful Glowing Sun

Wonder all around us.
Wonder all around us. | Source

© 2012 Maree Michael Martin

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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

Thank you pringoooals! It is wonderful to be by the mountains and waters on these hot summer days. I am glad you liked it. Nature truly inspires my creativity.


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pringoooals 4 years ago from Edinburgh

This is so good. I had shivers when reading it. Perfectly written. Voted up.


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

So glad you love it, thanks for the reply!


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island Author

not yet anyway! Would love to some day at least part time. A good friend of mine does.


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CassyLu1981 4 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

LOVE it :) Great Hub, thanks for sharing!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Don't tell me you live on a houseboat; I will be so jealous! Great job!

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