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June 9, 2010

Theatre

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 6:18 am

How much of your life is theatre?

The shocking answer is just about all of it.

When we live inside of our head, we are participating in theatre, not life.

Just take any 5 minutes of your life and monitor the chit-chat that’s going on in your head. That’s theatre.

When you are in there, you are all made up as you make things up that are distortions of reality. That’s theatre.

How often are you in there rehearsing your lines for an upcoming scene?

Real life doesn’t need rehearsal, just responses.

Real life is like Improv; you take what is handed to you and you respond to it by creating something new. Theatre is recreating something that’s already been done.

There is a lack of creativity in personal theatre as you repeat the same, tired lines.

The biggest downside of theatre is believing you are the character you are portraying. We believe we are the person we made up and got comfortable with. That’s not you; it’s the rehearsed you, the conditioned you.

The character you play in life is not real. It’s a justification of our conditioning. The biggest realization we can come to in life is that we are not our name, our role, our social status or our social security number. We are not the person we justify. You are not (fill in your name).

(Your name) is a role you play in your local theatre group.

Even when we come to this realization, it’s so easy to slip back into character. We’ve rehearsed the part for so long that it seems so real. It seems so normal to be who you think you are.

So if you aren’t you, who are you?

You are the responses you offer back to life, not the rehearsed reactions.

Anytime you choose a response to life, you are living. When you react to life, you are re–acting your past. That’s theatre.

We create the drama we experience in life. We do this by defining ourselves by our reactions. Notice we do this inside our head. That’s theatre.

The amount of drama present in your life is in direct proportion to the amount of pretending and reacting you do.

You are not your reactions; they are too limiting. They confine you to one role.

Surprise yourself and break out of character for just a minute or two, and find out how refreshing and creative it is to be the real you.

There’s a reason they call them “Plays.” You are playing a role. That’s reacting and that’s theatre.

Remove your makeup and start responding – that’s life!

All the best,

John

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