Do you dare to be you or do you play a role?

Pictures of my friend Anant Thakur, all one and the same person.
He looks in every picture different, but he is an actor and it is his profession to play a role.

What about us?

Do you dare to be you ?

For example, I met friends again, it was about a year I had not seen them and when calling

they said that they have been away for a while and we will see each other soon.

I knew they had a good life and traveled a lot.

When I saw my friend in a meeting I was shocked. She looked not very good.

Later she told me that she has been sick. She started to mail me again and

when we met the next time the bubble burst. What a mess.

Because of playing everything is perfect, now it was very late to do something and help.

I never was formal with them, but they thought they have to pretend.

Another friend a business man from the big city, he told me once, at your place we feel

good, but in the city with our friends we can’t walk and talk like here.

When he talks to the people here, he play’s the teacher.

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”-Lao Tzu

Do you dare to be you ?Du you dare to be you?

What does this mean? Do we need to pretend to be somebody else?

Somebody the society wants us to be?

Or are this our paradigms?

Something we learned as a child ?

Read here about Paradigms

Do we play games, a role? Do we need to pretend?

Are we not allowed to be ourselves?

To be Me is  what I always wanted even it was sometimes not easy.

I like to be with people where I can be me  .

I want to be free  to be me!

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”-Bernard M. Baruch

What about you? Are you aware when you play a game, a role?

Pretending  to be somebody else and play a role is the actor’s job.

All of us  have our weakness and flaws and instead to pretend we can help

each other to overcome them.

Read here a post of Ikechi Awazie  how weakness can be an asset

Let’s be authentic and free.

Playing roles is for actor’s

Do you dare to be you?

“If I want to be free, I’ve got to be me. 

Not the me I think you think I should be. 

Not the me I think my wife thinks I should be. 

Not the me I think my kids think I should be.

If I want to be free, I’ve got to be me.” -Bill Gove

Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you. Unknown .

Read here a post of Ikechi Awazie  how weakness can be an asset

Read this and always remember toTreasure your Uniqueness by Dorothy Williams  

Here is a beautiful book my friend Rachel Lavern recommended.

Does this sound good? Get the book it will help to change your life .

Dare to Be Yourself: How to Quit Being an Extra in Other Peoples Movies and Become the Star of Your Own

In this powerful map to self-discovery, Alan Cohen draws on sources from Buddhism to the Bible, from Gandhi and Einstein to A Course In Miracles, sharing many of his own radiant moments of revelation on the spiritual path. He shows how we can let go of the past, overcome fear, and discover the power of love in our lives. Once we are engaged in the work of truly being ourselves, each challenge becomes an opportunity for growth, each choice a lesson in commitment, each relationship a renewal of God’s work.

Here are some interesting books on the Transactional Analysis subject

Click here for Games People Play

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