LIVE ARTS FOR THE EVERYDAY – APPLICABLE THOUGHT #75 – At the service

I remember my acting teacher Consuelo Trujillo saying “It’s not about you. What you do must be at the service of the piece”. Leaving behind personal preferences in order to become the means by which the piece fulfils itself is an exercise in letting go of self-assertion and in subordinating ourselves to something greater than us. Of course, that which we subordinate ourselves to must be meaningful to us. Serving is a powerful experience in making sense of life. When we yield to something, we become one with it and the inherently human need to belong and to transcend our limited identity is satisfied.

 

María Ferrara

 

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LIVE ARTS FOR THE EVERYDAY – APPLICABLE THOUGHT #49 – Receiving

It’s important not to be late responding to a cue. It’s just as important not to be too quick. When we allow an action to be received before the next impulse is set in motion, the string of events becomes readable, regardless of whether they are linear or not. Are we allowing the necessary receiving time in our interactions, for them to be meaningful? Or are we so focussed on what we’re going to say or do next that we don’t actually receive what’s coming from the other side?

 


María Ferrara