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Actors on the Stage of Life June 30, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, People, Spirit & Ego.
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We are actors on the stage of life . . .

Think about how you act when you put on a “uniform” (e.g., overalls, medical scrubs, business suit) to go to work.

Think about how you act when dressed up for a social gathering, such as a wedding.

Contrast those situations with how you act when you are in casual attire, hanging around the backyard.

Does your behavior change depending upon what you are wearing?

Does your language (and body language) change?

In many cases it does.

Actors on a stage benefit from costumes which project the part they are playing.

Real life is not that different.

People treat us differently when we are wearing a power suit than when we are wearing a sweat suit or a bathing suit.

And we act differently in response.

The masks we wear belong to our glorious EGO, because EGO wants to protect us from scorn and ridicule, and have others admire and praise us for our accomplishments in life, no matter how modest.

When we become less concerned with what others think about us, and more focused on what we want out of life, we begin to discard our masks, or don them less frequently.

We become more willing to allow others to see our essence, our core, and our Spirit.

We begin to let our true light shine!

Aah . . . that’s better!

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1. Richard W Scott - June 30, 2010

Good post! I find that I can perform more outlandishly if in costume, or better still, wearing a mask.

nrhatch - June 30, 2010

Aah, yes!

The ability to “act out” and “act up” when suitably attired.

Like a raccoon hiding behind a mask?

2. suzicate - June 30, 2010

Excellent post. Once we rip off those masks and live from the inside out, we can begin an honest search for peace.

nrhatch - June 30, 2010

So true.

I want to know the real me
I want my spirit to be free

3. cindy - July 1, 2010

Ah, yes, I like this post very much 🙂

nrhatch - July 1, 2010

Maybe writers are more willing to discard their own masks because we have the power to “move” our characters around on the stage (and backstage) however we see fit. ; )


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