About five years ago I was training with a lawyer
friend. He was struggling with his ‘business’ – I wasn’t.
Not surprisingly, we had totally different orientations
toward work, business, making money and so on.
He saw work as something he HAD to do in order to
provide for his family. He also felt restricted in what
he could and could not do because of “the family.”
I, on the other hand, also have a family – yet have
never felt restricted in what I could or couldn’t do –
even when times were tough.
That reason why has a lot to do with how I view ALL of life.
I view life as a drama that is unfolding upon a giant stage.
I stand back and observe myself and others. I note how people are
reacting to situations that aren’t even real – how they take
everything so seriously.
Several months ago I went to the movie theatre. Hadn’t been
there since Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith came out. On this
occasion, though, instead of watching the movie, I watched
people. I watched how they laughed, how they cried, how they
got angry … even enraged.
Yet, nothing on the screen was REAL LIFE.
It was all smoke n mirrors, lights and shadows.
Yet, you wouldn’t have known this by the way the people in
the theatre were reacting. They were caught in the drama,
attached to it instead of being observers and conscious players
Same as how my friend was with his business.
When you’re caught in the drama – life is serious business. And alll
the joy, love and fascination for life is zapped. Everything is effort,
struggle, resistance, pain and agony.
If, however, instead of being caught in the drama – you SEE life
AS drama and you consciously choose the role you’re going to play –
and if you consciously choose to play your role with great passion
and enthusiasm … well then, no matter how rough your current
circumstance are – you can figure out a way to rise above them.
How? By changing how you see yourself in this game of life. See
yourself as attached to it, and your options are limited. See
yourself as an observer of life, as an actor upon a stage who
is playing a role to the best of his ability – then your options are
unlimited. You can even switch roles anytime you want because
you’re not only the actor, you’re also the director and producer.
Making a shift to “observer of the drama” is an easy one to make
when you’re loaded with the right tools; the very tools that help
You can find them at http://www.psycho-cybernetics.com/success_group.html
Go get ’em and let the seriousness of life slide off you like water off
a duck’s back.
Live with Gusto,