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Having the Courage to Be True to Ourselves (Video)


Written and Narrated by Marie T. Russell

Each one of us is a unique individual, and thus it seems to follow that each one of us has a specific role to play. Just like in the Human Body, each part of the whole has a different role to play and is part of the big picture. The whole is incomplete without all the parts.

The human body without a heart, or a digestive system, or a circulatory system, is incomplete, and is not able to survive. And so it is for the Planetary Body -- without each one of us, it is also incomplete and may not be able to survive.

Free Will

We each have a role to play in this grand experiment of life. Is our role written out for us? Do we have a script we have to adhere to? Or do we have free will to act as we choose?

Perhaps the answer to those questions is "all of the above". We might have entered this life with a script, but we have been modifying the script and improvising as we go along, and so have the other "actors" in our play. 

This brings to mind numerous actors who were known to improvise lines in a movie as it was being filmed. And many times, those lines turned out to be iconic lines that caught on and remained in people's memory and vocabulary. Some of the most famous ones are Humphrey Bogart's "Here's looking at you kid" in the movie Casablanca; Jack Nicholson's "You can't handle the truth" in A Few Good Men'\; as well as "Are you talking to me?" as said by Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver. 

So in the same way, we improvise as we go along and that can make the whole difference in our "movie". If we find that a particular dialogue or behavior or attitude is not beneficial for our well-being, we are free to change it. There is no fixed way we must behave, or dress, or talk, or anything. It is completely up to us. 

For us to create happiness, we must remember that we always have a choice as to how to behave, what to say, and what to do. Our thoughts may be harder to choose as they can come up faster than our decision-making process, but we do have a choice as to which ones we will choose to act out in our encounters with others, and which thoughts will become part of our regular "programming".

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About The Author

Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.

Creative Commons 3.0: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License. Attribute the author: Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com. Link back to the article: This article originally appeared on InnerSelf.com


  

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