Life’s a play

In As You Like It, Shakespeare’s monologue compares life to a play. There on your stage are all the various parts – the aspects of you. There is the new born you, the one year old, 5 year old, 10 year old, 13 year old, 18 year old, the 20, 30, 50, 60 year old you.

And there is the son or daughter you, the sibling you, the spouse you, the parent you, the professional you, the friend you, the gardener you, the knitter you, the over eater you, the cyclist you, the…..

There amongst these various characters of your life’s story are parts of yourself that you may not like so much and there are the great qualities about you that you love. All together, they make up who you are today.

If you were to eliminate anyone of these characters, your life story would no longer make sense. It would be like the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. When George Bailey no longer existed, life in Bedford Falls no longer made sense.

Each of the pasts of you, yes – even the ones you don’t like and aren’t proud of, are an important part of your life story. All together they make up who you are today.

Sometimes a part of you was a demonstration of your resilience. It helped you at some point in life to survive – even though today it may be killing you.

Are you reading from the same old script?

Here is what I mean: A four year old is feeling sad, ignored and lonely. He or she is looking for love. Grandma gives him or her a hug and one of her homemade chocolate chip cookies. Unconditional love, unconditional acceptance anchored with touch and the fat, salt and sugar that hits the opiate receptors like heroine.

There at age four, the unconscious mind learned that food like chocolate chip cookies is love and comfort. Grandma’s food is love comfort food becomes the go-to for making it through life.

And here he or she is 20, 30, 50 or 70 years later feeling sad, ignored and lonely but Grandma isn’t there anymore to give the hug. But those bags of cookies get quickly devoured resulting in obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, autoimmune diseases and other illnesses.

That four year old is an important part of this person’s life. Where you run into trouble is when you have that four year old read from the same old script and direct the same old scene from your life over and over and over again.

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

Write a new script

Today, June 26, 2016, you have ability to write a whole new script based on this moment. You truly can create your future to be greater than your past.

Take a moment right now: Wiggle your toes, wiggle your butt, take a deep breath in through your nose and let it out through your mouth. Thank all the various parts of you for getting you to this point in your life. Remember that the events of the past are not happening in this moment now.

Let the four year old you know that today you will give yourself time to play with the puppy, play with the grandchildren or watch an old favorite cartoon on Netflix.

Be and Do Different

Now, meditate on being the Greatest Expression of You. Memorize joy and happiness and mentally rehearse living the rest of today joyfully and happily being your best self.


Remember, you get to be and do different. So, be your best and make your future greater than your past.

Becoming the Greatest Expression of You

This is number 14 in my Becoming the Greatest Expression of You series. This process is very powerful and can help you to create lasting change in your life.

I love hearing and reading your stories of how the Becoming the Greatest Expression of You process has help you to recover from illness, anxiety, hurt, fear and sadness. Please feel free to share your experiences in the comment section below or send me a private email.

If you’ve made changes to the process that have proven to be more effective for you, please let me know. I love learning from my clients and my readers.

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