“The same thing happened over and over:
I would catch sight of some flawless man off in the distance, but as soon as he moved closer I immediately saw he wouldn’t do at all.”—The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (via thechocolatebrigade)
1. One scene in a film that makes you sob. 2. The first film you remember really loving. 3. Three movies you hope your offspring will appreciate. 4. One fictional character you pretend to be in your head (or when no one’s watching). 5. Dream Dinner Party (one living actress, one dead actress, one living actor, one dead actor, one living director, one dead director that you’d invite). And maybe tell me why you chose them, if you’re so inclined.
Sometimes the best gift you can give your ego is to tell it you’re not going to be its slave anymore. You say to it, “I’m tired of being whipped around by every one of your ever-shifting little needs, and I’m sick of having to kowtow to your inexhaustible demands. I want to be free of your insatiable craving to be appreciated, recognized, and adored. Go away and leave me alone. I’m just going to be who I am without worrying about you at all."
Delivering this message may stimulate a healing crisis. Your ego could be temporarily rendered numb and irrelevant by its near death experience, and you’ll get to go off and do what your soul wants to do.
Tell your ego you won’t be its slave for a period of three days.