Experimenting with Life
When you think about it, we improvise every day of our lives. We perform personal “experiments” in our day to day lives that test the reality of our interpretations, perceptions, and beliefs. If one’s experiments are functional and successful, they enhance present beliefs, however if the experiments are not practical, we have the option to change our choices and maybe even our perspective.
In acting, these “experiments” might be considered identical to the process and purpose of rehearsals, where actors exercise their ability to consider what works and what does not work; to play a scene as closely to the truth as possible and to live in the reality of the story.
An actor, just like every person is empowered to choose and decide a course of action in how to live their story.
There are many ways to live the story of our lives. Change is inevitable. The more we are resilient to change, the more we can proactively and effectively guide our own lives. One way is to first believe in our ability to change, and then choose new options for change to happen. When we make choices we engage our sense of empowerment.
Empowerment is an individual’s belief in oneself in achieving goals, while knowing there are factors that may have to be improvised to achieve those goals.
Acting and Psychology
Acting technique has roots in psychology and has been found to be successful in the application of learning healthier behaviors for both actors and non-actors. New experiences can be created by you. Every new thought and action can be ripples of experience for a more fulfilling life.
About the Author
For over 20 years, John Cane has helped over 100,000 individuals in areas of Self Improvement. John is a Certified Integrated Wellness Coach (Mind, Body, and Spirit), motivational speaker, and writer. John has six certifications in Personal Growth and Development. His Journal Books, ‘Important Things I Remember from My Parents’ are used in schools and as an aid for adults in gaining strength in self-identity in the United States and Europe. John is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Psychology & Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Saybrook University, Pasadena, California.