The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Roots To Find Ourselves

Ask yourself again, how many times do you have to be asked, can I love myself and be myself in a world that wants me to be something else.

Is it not a challenge - society expects us to be something for others so very often and yet in order to achieve the happiness we all want and need we must start to show our true personalities.

Does this mean we have to be angry and yell? It does not really mean that. If we want others to see us how we really are I'm going to recommend the following homework that I think you might actually like.

Think about it for a moment and write down all the things in your life that you don't like. You don't have to write down every last detail or every last person. When you have finished the rough outline then set that aside and write down all the things in your life you do like about your life.

Some of the things might show up on both lists because after all there are some things you don't like that are associated with things you do like. Then take a look at the list - the one where you have things that you do like and add a third list.

What do you like about yourself? The things you like about yourself you will find will be associated with your actual personality. After you write down the things that you do like about yourself then take a chance with good friends and people that like you and that trust you and begin showing them these portions of yourself in your personality.

See if you can come up with at least three things that you like about yourself okay and if you can do that begin sharing that with others.

You don't have to do this if you don't want to but it will give you an opportunity to let people around you know who you really are.

If the people you're showing are people that are close to you or that love you it's alright to tell them what you're doing. You don't have to tell them about the list that you wrote about things that you don't like - you know it could be embarrassing but do tell them about things in your life you do like if you feel comfortable and only if you feel comfortable about that and do tell them about things in your personality that you do like - for this I feel will be safe.

It is important isn't it for people to know what it is about ourselves that we cherish for it is these roots to our true being that when displayed by us will attract people, places, things and circumstances that may eventually lead to our fulfillment. Therefore it might be a good thing if you can display these characteristics that you have personally in a benevolent way for yourself and others. Give it a try, see if it works for you.

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.


Kirsten said...

This looks like a terrific piece of homework. I feel it would also boost my self confidence. And seems like a good, Acting exercise as well. I'll let you know!


Robert Shapiro said...

Kirsten, thank you for your comments and for your observation that Actors are individuals who are attempting to improve their capacity to interpret, to feel and to demonstrate to others that feeling is something that is safe to do especially when it is provided in an attempt to demonstrate the qualities of life that sometimes are so difficult to grasp or understand.
I feel the Acting profession is not always fully appreciated because what they do seems at a distance from so many of us and yet the reason I believe it is still around and has been for so many years is that acting is also teaching - at least it can be - don't you agree.

Kirsten said...

Yes, Robby,

This is very affirming.
And this is how I approach, and like to view my acting career, with the intent to teach via feelings.

Anyway, I'm still working on my homework for this here post. I look forward to giving a report sooner than later!

Thank you, Kirsten