We, each and every one of us, plays a role in our daily lives; and every day we slip into different parts of the play as actors do: Mother/father to our children, wife/ husband to our spouse, and, when we visit the doctor, we become the patient. When we go to school, attend classes, or participate in seminars, we become students. Going to work we become a mechanic, nurse, or firefighter. You might play the role of a hero, an intellectual, artist, or a victim.
We act differently in each capacity. We act exactly the way we think this role would act. It’s all within our imagination, and each of us will have a different interpretation of the role.
Even though our role changes and adjusts, there is one component of the ‘real’ us that will stay the same, no matter what part we are playing at the time.
That one part of us that stays the same is our Soul, our true essence. Our thoughts change constantly, our beliefs vary and our convictions are sometimes in line with what other people think, and not what we should have concluded on our own.
The truth is, we are so busy playing the role we chose that we unfortunately neglect the Soul.
Our true mental business is to be busy with the good. We must let go of the acting part. We must be who we are naturally and honestly, so, be who you are!
In essence, you can be a mother without acting like the traditional mother image. You can be a husband without pretending to be the kind of husband you think you are supposed to be. You can be an artist by expressing yourself through your art, but you don’t have create pieces because they are ‘in’ right now. Can you shed the role of victim by taking on the responsibility of victor?
So, what role do you want to play?
“Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.”