Saturday, August 6, 2011

a new mantra*

have you ever heard a message over and over again, never really paid much attention to it, and then one day you read it or hear it again somewhere: suddenly the message sinks right in to the very core of you and you realize the words you are seeing and/or hearing is the most brilliant message?

that definitely happened for me today. i was reading a daily email i receive from The Daily Love and there it was, my new mantra;

take what resonates with you, and leave the rest

i know i have heard these words time and time again. they were repeated over and over again to my classmates and i in theatre school. "every process will not make sense to you or work for you as an actor. take what resonates with you and leave the rest".

"oh sure..." we thought. "you're spending valuable classroom time to teach us this method/exercise/lesson, but if it doesn't work we can just drop it.... sure..."

we never realized they genuinely meant it...

i never realized that this message would come back to me early one saturday morning, and that i would finally get it. the words and the message would finally be clear. so this new mantra is now posted in places that i will see it every day and focus on what works for me. i don't have to put value in every lesson, every passage i read in books, every quote i read. I will continue to listen to them all, but only take what resonates with me and leave the rest...

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