Overly trained actors and new age addicts are always trying to get centered. It’s time we put up our middle finger to being “centered” in the old sense of the word and give ourselves an updated definition.
The old version of being centered…
- This is THE state to strive for.
- This is a specific state that exists and your job is to get yourself there.
- It’s challenging to maintain.
- If we are not centered we are off center and that’s bad.
- Is relaxed and focused and still and intense.
- Can only be found at the top of Machu Picchu and it requires climbing many stairs to get there.
- Hard work, concentration and opening the third eye chakra will achieve it… some day…Maybe.
- Oh, God, let me be centered – I have an audition tomorrow. I don’t want to be nervous.
- Is serious.
The new version of being centered…
- This is a state that exists right now.
- We are always centered – it is our natural state – it is only our mind that tell us that what is going on is off-center.
- Can be found at the top of Machu Picchu, while climbing machu Picchu, and it can even be found while purchasing a kosher hot dog at the foot of Machu Picchu. Word is, it can even be found in Peoria, Illinois.
- There is no place to get to.
- Does not require hard work. It requires breathing and telling the truth.
- Your truth in this moment is exactly what you need to book your next job.
- Is fun.
Being centered is surrendering to the constantly evolving sensations. Being centered happens when you tell the truth about what’s going on – not when you manipulate yourself away from what isn’t going on. Being centered is following your body truth, not your mental abuse.
Remember Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz? After going on a huge dream, she just clicked her heels together and discovered she’d home been all along. Same with you. Welcome home.
I now pronounce you CENTERED.