I saw an ad for General Hospital last night on Soap Net. I know, I know I said I was going to stop watching this show. Well the good thing is I have not been identifying with what happens to Sonny lately. Anyway back to the ad. It was showing Sonny Corinthos describing himself and his life. He was describing himself as a character and the challenges that came along with being Sonny, the great compassionate gangster that he is. It was a little cheesy, but I liked it all the same. It immediately made me think about how we are all characters playing a role whether we realize it or not. The more we realize it the more incredible our life becomes. Joseph Campbell the master mythologist, said we have to see ourselves as being in a play.
This morning I opened up my first book What If My Soul Is Eternal And Heaven Is Everywhere. I opened randomly and the first page I came to was the beginning of a chapter titled Play Thy Role Well. Just prior to that I was thinking about the commercial for Sonny on G.H. I said to myself this is no coincidence. When I see myself as the character in a movie, the challenges become part of the role I have to play and life is quite interesting. I even think of an audience watching. I even go as far as having a title for the movie. I find when I do this I am being me, taking more time to be who I really am and I am also more aware of what my life is really about.
Here is a tip for those who do not know what their role is or how to play their part. Your movie is going on right now right where you are. If you don’t know who you are or what your role is, that is what your movie is about finding that out. In other words start where you are use your imagination. We must become as little children to enter the Kingdom. Turn those challenges and discoveries into the great movie and adventure God gave us disguised as your life.
Once again, the truth is, we were all sent here by the great play right to play our part and play it well. Our job is to be tuned in enough to know what that part is and take the directions of the director within, who by the way is always with us. The more we practice the ways of the meditative path the more beautiful our life, our movie, our adventure becomes.