Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? (Rumi)

You are beyond roles

Normal human interaction is as fictitious as theater. I try to play the role I imagine that you expect me to play: student, customer, employee, adult. You try to play the role that you imagine I would expect you to play: waiter, mother, stranger.

Through the social conditioning of school, the media and other institutions, a version of normal is presented. Each culture has developed a different version of normal, and a majority of its people do their best to copy and to act-out these beliefs, behaviors, gestures, movements, or ways of speaking.

As a result of our conditioning to act in a way that society considers normal and appropriate, too often our authenticity never emerges.

Play your roles well, and your life has no real, original impact. Your relationships are given no room to take natural form. Your original voice never emerges. Nobody knows exactly who you are and what you stand for.

Let go of roles and speak in your real, authentic voice regardless of who you are speaking with. Do your job, function fully, but without all the faking. Follow your intuition regardless of what is normal.

This gives others space to do the same. This is freedom, purpose, meaning snd strength. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.