I feel good today. Yes, I feel GOOD today! But, why would I bother you, my readers, about such a mundane detail?
Because, its anything but boring!
To be honest; I had a good night last night with the play I am co-directing (rehearsal went very well). Now, I have my anxiety about things, and the play is certainly one of them. Even though we are missing some essential actors to play certain roles… we still had a great rehearsal. After my co-director and I left rehearsal I couldn’t help but expressing my brimming excitement and new found positivity about the experience. I could see our actors getting involved and reading the lines with a gusto that made me hunger for our next rehearsal. To me there is nothing greater than creation, and I am sure I have pestered you, my Jesters and Harlequins, with before on several occasions. But, really what is greater than creation? By taking scattered materials and creating a masterpiece is truly God’s gift to man.
Why do I mention creation and my story? Because that is where I find my passion. That is where I find my energy. To that I end I encourage you into action, and into the active partaking of this world and its variety of activity. I am sure that you have been told that by everyone from councilors, parents, and friends that you can “do anything”. While, not entirely true, it does give us hope that we can be free to pursue our future without fear.
The feeling of being energized with positivity and creativity and that is the amazing thing. There is no requirement that you be: athletic, pulchritudinous, Michelangelo, or even be of genius IQ. The requirement for your happiness and positivity starts and ends within you.
Look at all of the world’s greatest people. They were certainly not great at everything, but they were incredible at things that they were impassioned about.
Look inward to find the thing that YOU are passionate about, and make that passion a profession.
To be completely cliche and borrow from another “you are your own biggest advocate”, and that is a mindset we all need to have. What sets you apart from the herd of white collared business people bustling about focusing on the same objective? You are the difference. And to circle back to the theater realm for a second: think about the audition (or interview) process. You have to ‘sell’ yourself to the director (or anyone in life), and you present the best face you can for that person.
Why not put on your best face ALL the time?
Thanks for reading.
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
― Gautama Buddha