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March 15, 2010

Let Your Hair Down

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:40 am

While I watched a bit of the Academy Awards last week, it occurred to me that we’re all actors.

Our skills equal theirs, except ours never make it to the Silver Screen.

Their roles are varied, unless they’re Steven Seagal; ours seem to be the same day in and day out.

Who is this person we are playing?

We’ve taken years to develop it and it goes by many names – Personality, ego and character to name a few.

Did you ever meet a performer who’s always on? They just can’t seem to shut it off. That’s most of us.

We take this character we’ve developed and walk them to every corner of life’s stage in full costume and we even have dreams about them when we sleep.

We have come to believe we are the person we made up. Imagine for a moment that Tobey Maguire wears his Spiderman suit beneath his street clothes everyday so that he’s ready to scale the side of a building, and you’ll start to see the silliness of it.

You know that you are really locked into character when you begin to defend it. There are no defenses for illusions because illusions do not exist. The part you are defending only exists in your mind – the biggest illusion of them all.

It’s time to retire your character. It’s time to let your hair down. It’s time to inspect your illusion.

We have taken a collection of patterned behaviors and called it us. That’s like calling a strip of film a projector. Those film strips, no matter how action packed or colorful, can’t make them a projector.

You are a projector, not a film strip.

What are you projecting? If you let your hair down, you’ll only project your light. If you keep it tied up in a bun or wear a powdered wig, you remain in character and are limited to the role you play.

It’s not about changing roles; it’s about letting your hair down so there is no more role to play.

Acting is tiring. Projecting your light is effortless.

It begins when we stop pretending that we’re anything other than our light. Our light doesn’t need two thumbs up to make us feel wonderful. It doesn’t need any feedback to keep shining brightly. It just needs us to remove the filmstrip from the projector.

It’s a bit confusing when we find out we’re not the role we’ve been playing. We discover that most of our life has been a dress rehearsal and that all it amounts to is “All dressed up with no place to go.”

It’s a wrap when we discover our light.

All the best,

John

LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF
STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
FEEL FOREVER YOUNG
VIRTUAL MASSAGE



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