How do you see yourself in the story of your life? Are you the hero, the victim, the supporting player? How you see yourself determines everything. Your self-image has tremendous weight in your reality creation.
Notice the story you tell, look at it as if you are onstage. Are the bad guys always after you? Always knocking you down before you step out from behind the curtain? If so, you’ve given away your power and are playing the victim. Maybe you’re waiting in the wings for your chance to step onstage and shine. The problem there is that you may always be waiting for the right moment to step onto that stage and express yourself. No one will tell you to go on, there’s no stage manager; it’s up to you to take charge.
You might already be onstage, but you notice that everyone around you takes turns being the lead and you are simply supporting them. You could be hiding in back in the dressing room, too scared to even show up. Or maybe, you are center stage, claiming your spot. It is your play, and you need to be the lead in order to feel fulfilled and honor your purpose.
What is that purpose? Hard to say. It might be a very simple, and quiet story in which you truly embody the hero by learning, growing, and staying true to yourself; persevering and coming out on top. Or maybe you truly are meant to have a large audience that you inspire with your words and actions.
Either way, you are not only the lead actor, you are the author. So if the story is taking a dark turn, re-write the play! You are in charge of the script. Change the dialogue!! You have that power. Stop giving your negative ego the pen. And certainly don’t give it to your fellow cast mates; they don’t know what’s best for you. Your story, you write it. Your play, you be the lead.
Now look around and see where you are in your play and where you want to be. Here’s a clue, ultimately you want to be center stage, and not in an ego way, but in an, I choose my story, way. The spotlight is simply your willingness to be in the light. That doesn’t mean you will need to suddenly change everything. It’s an internal shift, a willingness to let the light of the Universe shine on you as you create your play. And it is so much more fun in that light.
It’s never too late to begin on Act 2 and write a new direction for yourself. Once you have the idea of you as that hero, give that image weight by feeling into it and owning it. There is tremendous power in how you see yourself, re-create a fabulous new image.
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