Monday, March 10, 2014

Best Seat In The House

Someone once said, ~When you seek growth, peace of mind, love and truth; the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.~ In some aspect, life is oftentimes like being in the audience of your own story live on stage for others to watch. For it can most definitely be considered not only an interesting, but compelling situation indeed in allowing/letting people to sit back and watch, in a manner of speaking, the highs, as well as lows that is the quintessential one person show known as your life. True, there is everything from comedy, drama, action, horror,sadness, turmoil, tragedy, suspense, and everything in between leaving the "audience" totally intrigued to the point where they all may or may not be on the edge of the their seat wondering what will happen next.

Without a doubt, you certainly want everybody to be thoroughly entertained concerning your life story; but you also want to have them involved as well. Granted, when I say involved I'm not necessarily referring to metaphorically jumping on the proverbial stage known as your life and being part of it. I am instead talking about is being involved in such a way they're emotionally, spiritually, and mentally invested in the events that are or are about to unfold. Thinking about it further, every person has quite possibly been in the audience watching something on stage unfold and it was so considerably compelling you couldn't help but be emotionally, spiritually, and mentally affected to where tears may have been shed. Essentially, its those closets to us who are personally affected in some way when certain life events occurs while others couldn't care less.

As said before, its those closets to us who are personally affected in some way when certain life events occur while others couldn't care less. Of course, those kinds of people I refer to as critics/haters whose sole job is nothing more than to give their review of one's performance, so to speak, In other words, they're only sitting there to simply give harsh criticism so much so they'll nit pick/tear down/rip apart every little thing to no end. I think it's safe to say we know people like this and would thoroughly enjoy having them kicked out from our lives forever never to spread a bad review/rumor about us again. Unfortunately, it doesn't work out that way as we just have to ignore as best we can the bad reviews directed towards us and primarily focus on positive all-the-while giving the most outstanding performance one can possibly give.

Let me ask this question as it pertains to being in the audience of any show, what is the one thing that ends up happening when the show is over if the performance is truly excellent? If you answered a standing ovation then you would be correct. You see, a standing ovation shows an overwhelming support of how the audience feels in what they just sat through watching. Fortunately, you know you have that overwhelming support from the people in your audience who love/care about you and they will give a standing ovation many times over even though the performance that is your life isn't over yet. Let me tell you something, to have that kind of overwhelming support to where family/friends will be there throwing words of encouragement and prayers for you instead of flowers leaves with a very comforting feeling.

In retrospect, we all want to give a performance of a lifetime in regards to watching the story that is our own life on stage. You have to keep in mind you're not going to please everyone in the "audience" who is watching and that is fine. There will be times were you just want to walk off the stage of life and that is understandable knowing how hard it can be but you can overcome it. Ultimately, in life mistakes will be made, lines/words will be flubbed, and sometimes totally forgotten. However, you keep performing, learn from your mistakes, and leave everything you got on the so called stage in order to do it all over again the next day. In the end, no matter where you're family/friends are sitting in audience of life, in a manner of speaking, watching your own story on stage whether it be in the front row or up in the cheap seats they will always have the best seat in the house.

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