I was thinking about the Rolling Stones' song, "Time Is On My Side", this morning. Time is on my side - it's what I choose to do with it that counts. That is something that is always a constant - our freedom to choose. Should I choose exercising or watching TV? Should I choose sending those postcards to my episodic casting director targets or complain about why they aren't calling me in? Each choice is based on the place we are in. Remember, though, we manifest what we think about.
My career coach, Dallas Travers recommended a great website to me called Happiness Project Toolbox. In it, I found this gem:
I then went to thingsweforget.blogspot.com. Really cool. The blog has a whole mess of inspirational messages on sticky notes!!
I recently tweeted that I have ridded myself of actor-ease such as audition, sides, scene, piece, beat, etc. These words put me in my head and that is a dangerous place to be. I opt for alternatives like opportunity to play, conversations, etc. Try getting your actor-ease out of the way and see how that impacts your acting. It's helped me. A good actor doesn't act - he/she experiences and lives through listening and reacting.
My acting coach gave me a great quote last week and I will pass it onto you - you either act for the glory or you act for the story.
So, do we choose to live in the story, in other words, the present, or do we choose to live in our heads? The choice is ours. Freedom is a wonderful thing.