“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:”
~ William Shakespeare – As You Like It 2/7
In the theater of life, personality is not reality.
Reality is the whole, while personality is a role.
So, play your role passionately,
but don’t take it personally.
~ Ron Rattner, Sutra Sayings
“You are awareness, disguised as a person.”
~ Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks
“A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.”
~ Albert Einstein
In the theater of life we each play a role
with which most people identify themselves.
Each role is a mere bundle of thought forms:
Self identification ideas conceived in and from the past,
which we call our personality or life story.
So if we identify with a role,
we identify with and live in the past.
But life can never be lived in the past,
only in the present – the NOW.
And we can never be NOW
while thinking we are then.
So to live as the NOW
we must identify as the NOW –
As Eternal Awareness – Presence –
And not as our past personality role.
Identifying as Awareness,
we live authentically –
A Whole life, not a role life.
Ron’s audio recitation of From Role Life To Whole Life