Strutting is about owning your personal awesomeness. It’s about being in alignment with who you are. When you strut, you are nothing but Awesome, and you know it. It’s impossible to strut and feel bad about yourself at the same time.
That’s the beauty of strutting. It allows us to fully embrace who we are and let the world see us shine. When we fully embody our joy and our awesomeness, we free others around us to embody their joy and awesomeness, too.
The more strut-a-licious we become, the more alive the world becomes around us.
Strutting is as individual as the person who is strutting. We all have our own personal strut. It’s our unique way of moving in the world with our head held high, shoulders proud and grooving, and a spring in our step that puts a wiggle in our hips. It’s a solid stride of confidence. It’s the embodiment of your awesomeness, the joy in your step that tells the world, “I’ve got it going on and I am rockin’ it!”
Strutting is about playfulness. Not taking yourself too seriously. There’s an air of lightness in the bounce of your step as you are walking sure-footed. It’s the swagger in your hips telling the world, “I’m all that and more!” It’s about owning your beauty as a human being, knowing how freaking blessed you are to be strutting and breathing on this amazing planet.
Well, it had something to do with John Travolta. I mean, really. He’s John Travolta–need we say more? But the seed of the strutting revolution was planted by this classic scene from his movie, “Staying Alive.” It epitomizes what strutting is all about. John Travolta’s character, Tony Manero, is buzzing after he broke the rules and stunned the crowd in a lead dance performance on Broadway. He’s so in his bliss after his performance (which was filled with layers of self-realization), that he kisses his girlfriend and says, “Do you know what I wanna do? Do you KNOW what I wanna do?”
And he busts open the stage doors and struts into the streets of New York City. He doesn’t give a rip what anyone else thinks. He knows he rocks and he’s just gotta get that awesomeness OUT.
THAT is what strutting is about, people: when you are so filled to the rim with Awesome that you just gotta let it burst forth in the form of a strut. That is true strut-a-liciousness.