Mind Stage

Mind Stage

Mind Stage 1

Ideas and feelings present themselves on the stage of mind. They enter and exit as actors, presenting the play of day to day you.

Some present good and happy soliloquies that you want to hear. These are always welcome. They present the best you are.

Others appear with droning evil speech. The intent is to trod upon audience — bring you down. These are the words of sad times when you were not the best with your loved ones — with yourself.

What to do? Take the job of playwright, not director.

The director engages all the actors. The evil want the director’s attention — your attention.

In contrast, the play write creates the lines that both may speak. With the evil, make him mute — no lines. With the good, wield the pen to give copious lines to create the perfect play — your play.

Mind Stage 2

In mind stage 1, we set the stage. Here, we focus on the evil actor. We look at two items with these actors — how to identify them and what to do with them once identified.

Identifying them can be tricky. They can disguise their ugliness with sweet looking masks that can take you in. Yet, his monologue will reveal his attack on your happiness.

What to do? Any lines that steer your mind to what is negative or what is bad needs action — not of a director, but a playwright. Do not engage, but whip out your mind pen and strike his lines.

Banish him to stage left and do not let him take center stage. Fire him, you might think, but his life’s blood is your past pain — part of you.

If given a script, he will destroy the play — your play.

Mind Stage 3

In mind stage 2 we learned the way to control the evil actor. But what about the good actor? We want him on center stage all the time.

How do we keep him there? Give him more lines — positive, abundant words. Make the monologue long and deep. Let him sing to the heart. Fill his oratory with encouraging and soulful prose.

You, as playwright, want him to upstage any evil actor. To accomplish this, his lines must focus on what is good about life. Lines about happy times with family — the simple pleasures of good wine. Words of clear days with large puffy clouds that give temporal shade. Meals with friends and overflowing conversation. Have him include vivid descriptions of landscapes and little towns of simple life.

He will make the play an intense, vibrant celebration of life — your life.