Danger rules. Not danger like walking down a back ally alone (at midnight), but danger in choosing to live your life how you want to (at midnight — or otherwise) and confronting your fears for the sake of your personal journey. Simmering in your fears can be awkward for everyone, like the claustrophobic stranger in the coffee shop who is afraid of spiders. And who is very vocal about it. Is it poisonous!? Kill it! Someone needs to kill it . WE ARE GOING TO DIE.
You can get through so many things with huge sighs of relief just by going at it with confidence. Be it, just killing the damn spider, or bringing it outside, or eating it if you are feeling especially conquerous. In my case maybe it was pimping myself into singing songs from the great movie musical Annie during my UCB 401 show — and I had such a blast. That’s not something I would have dreamed about doing even three months ago, but since then I’ve had an improv teacher come in and teach me the value of confidence. For the sake of clarity it was an iO teacher, because iO training forever. But that’s a long rant for another time.
I am trying to do two big things every every three months to push myself out of my comfort zone for the benefit of my personal journey. This goabout it’s starting acting classes, something I’ve been a bit terrified of because I feel like I’ll feel behind everyone else AND staring Bikram yoga because I’ve been scared of how unknown it is to me and of passing out in public. My life’s pillars include both danger and zen, so that one brings out my lovd of efficiency.
On a side note, I wonder how many car accidents are caused by yoga zen.
I’d love to hear about something you’ve confronted confidently (at midnight — or otherwise) or anything you have in the pipeline.