It is another day. Another curtain call.
Another reminder: I’m supposed to be doing – what?
Uh. Do I have to?
We all have them: days when we wish we had not committed to something, days when we simply do not want to do what we said we were going to do, days when we feel overwhelmed, hijacked by life’s demands, not eager to charge into another day.
But, when the sun rises on another day, you ARE the show. The minute you wink open that one eye and admit to yourself, yep, it is another day… the lighting is being adjusted, the sound slowly being tested: One two – one two – testing…. Kinder still if that sound test is birdsong, but go on, the backdrop of your show is being painted, fellow cast members are beginning to stretch and prepare for their parts – in the play that is YOUR show, YOUR life.
So, what’s the problem? Fear creeping in? You may not be the star you thought you were?
Sleepy? Looooow energy? Wasn’t such a great idea to sit before your numbing computer or tv until midnight?
Just another 30 minutes, your inner assistant producer is suggesting?
Light is getting brighter! Sounds are becoming clearer!
YOUR show will go on. The curtain will rise.
How will you show up?
When will you show up?
What kind of a show do you want to produce and stage and star in?
Theater is passion, a message, a connection that pulls the audience onstage – into a world of emotion and language that ideally resonates across blocks and barriers and differences – the passion – connects deep within.
From that same depth, observe your show with an awareness that – your show will go on. It is your choice to simply: show up.
to: show up differently
to: raise the curtain on the fullest expression of YOUR show.