Posts Tagged ‘ego’
Friday, September 24th, 2010
OK – so if you take acting classes – you learn to find personal thoughts, feelings, and mannerisms to take on an ‘on stage’ persona to make the character believable to the audience.
Many performers, sportsmen/women, singers, actors all do this to bring about the best enjoyment for their audiences. Think of Mohammed Ali and most recently Beyonce’ who noted: ‘takes on the persona of a character known as Sasha Fierce’ when on stage.
Well, there is a positive, healthy way to make use of this in everyday life. I’m not talking about denying your feelings and not being in touch with reality. There are just times when ‘ACTING AS IF’ can help to take you from Gloomy Gus mode to a more positive outlook mode.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE bicycle riding, the challenge of conquering a steep hill and then WHOOOOOSH! feeeeeeling the reward by flying down the other side of the hill; especially on country roads with little traffic.
I was driving up, down, up, down a curvy, fun road today – it’s a BEAUTIFUL weather day in late September. Car windows open, breeze flowing in through the windows, sun shining – I was DRIVING MYSELF HAPPY!
Then, I thought of a FUN Name! and Alternate Persona to FIT the moment!
PHUN RIDINGWEATHER! At that moment, in the car, with a smile on my face, in my heart and in my soul – I WAS – PHUN RIDINGWEATHER!
So to add a new pitch to the ACT AS IF or FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT philosophy – take it a step further and get in touch with your: James Bond, Sasha Fierce, Alice Cooper or whoever you wish to dream up and let out!
On a cold, winter day – wanting a beautiful Spring or Summer drive – without even leaving my home – I can get in touch with the PHUN PHEELINGS AND PHABULOUS HEART AND SOUL WARMING character known as PHUN RIDINGWEATHER.
‘Go on and take a free ride…yeah yeah yeah yeah …’ It’s all in how you choose to FEEL. It’s all about CHOICE. You know, you can also use this method for dealing with overpowering personalities in the workplace or other areas of everyday life!
Feeling mousy? Imagine yourself taller, in a power business suit and taking on Donald Trump! Then go in and talk to your boss about that raise! For example.
Just THINK of all the ways you can apply it in your life!
Feeling groovy … just kickin’ back on the cobblestones…
PHUN RIDINGWEATHER [see her in action, at this You Tube video!]
a.k.a. Highlighted, Healthy, Hollywood, Healing, Happenin’, Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT
Live Life! Laugh Often!
Live Life in AMazement!
Live BOLD and in ITALICS!
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
As I was growing up, I had an unwarranted fear of spiders, bees, lightening bugs and just about any other flying or crawling insect. It was frustrating, because I didn’t have as much fun as other kids, due to always running into the house!
If a bee, or other flying or crawling insect was on or near me, and anyone was standing next to me – WHACK! I would involuntarily hit the other person in trying to rescue myself from this small creature.
If I was in a car, it would get dangerous! I would either scream and hit the person next to me, or have to pull to the side of the road and get out of the car.
At age 49, I had a major enlightening moment! This is the time I MOVED FORWARD, took early retirement, started my LAFOLOT business, and developed an appreciation for LIFE in ALL its forms of expression. HA HA HA!
I was now able to sit or stand or just BE next to a spider and admire it.
I was now able to allow a Bee to BE. I could allow a bee to fly around me, walk on me, buzz near my ear, dive into my salad as I sat at my LAFOLOT display table, at an outdoor event. IT WAS A WONDERFUL, NEW FEELING!
I have shared this NEW ME with many others, when I am promoting myself, my business, my book etc. I give others HOPE in achieving the same FREEDOM!
So, last evening was rough. For some reason, my Alpha Male cat ‘Buddy’ was restless. As a result, I couldn’t get to sleep. He kept fussing and whining and wanting attention. I never figured out what was bothering him. When I finally got to sleep, I was AWAKENED at 4:00 or 5:00am by my Omega cat, ‘Fonzie’. Meowing and Meowing and running around to get my attention; wanting his the bathtub spigot turned on, since THAT is the way he insists on having his water!
So, I get up at 8:00am and make my healthy, ENLIGHTENED PERSON, breakfast. I am very exhausted from lack of sleep, but I need to be up since a Handyman is supposed to call and stop by my house to fix some items.
I make my Herbal tea -
Pour my cranberry/pomegranate juice -
Make my Romaine Lettuce Salad with Lite Zesty Italian Dressing – Slivered Almonds, Chopped Apples and Cranberries.
I sit on my sofa with my breakfast items on a side accent table.
I’m enjoying the beautiful sky, the bright shining sun, the birds, my pets FINALLY calming down and resting, Steve Halpern Healing Music CD…
I hold my salad bowl in front of me while sitting on the sofa.
As I finish my salad, put the bowl on the side table; I move to lean forward to get off the sofa:
SCREAM, WHACK!, FALLING BACK ONTO THE SOFA!
WHAT WAS ‘T H A T T H I N G!!!!!’ that plopped onto my lap that I just WHACKED! towards the sliding glass door window – that fell behind the curtain?
My Alpha cat Buddy is now in FROZEN, EMOTIONALLY AWARE, HEIGHTENED SENSES mode – obeying his owner’s reaction!
I start to LAUGH OUT LOUD! I realized I had dropped a cranberry on my shirt as I was eating the salad, and it fell on my lap when I went to get up! When I saw the dark THING my tired brain immediately reacted!
I’m LAUGHING and LAUGHING and LAUGHING! My poor cat Buddy is slowly staling the curtain at the window. I talk to him and let him know IT’S OK! It’s JUST A CRANBERRY!
I continue to laugh, due to FATIGUE, EXHAUSTION AND LACK OF SLEEP as well as JUST LAUGHING AT MYSELF!
I’m thinking – OH YES! ENLIGHTENED ONE! Whacking a cranberry!
So – per the RULES OF ENLIGHTENMENT . . .
repeat Step 1. – Release Ego.
Highlighted – er uh – Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT
Live Life! Laugh Often! and keep an eye out for killer cranberries!
Live Life in A-Maze-Ment!
[this blog may also be viewed at Vibrant Nation under blog circle name: Helenoflafolot]