Stop Letting The Narrative Of Your Life Be A Linear Path. Instead . . . ASCEND!

Have you ever felt that everyone else in the world seems to have “it” and you don’t?

That when The Uni-verse was passing out the skills for talent, or beauty, or ability, or style or charm – you missed school that day?

Have you ever felt isolated by your thoughts and thought that you were the only one thinking them? That of course, you must be crazy because no one else would think such scary and dark and messed up thoughts as you?

So obviously, there’s something wrong with you.

Those thoughts – which are alienating – make you feel even more alienated because you think you’re the only one who has them. Well, not really. There are some seven billion people on the planet now. And we all collectively share many of these same thoughts. Gandhi did. JFK did. Madonna does. And J Lo.

The work that is before us – and it’s only up to you – is to decide you’ve outgrown those thoughts that no longer serve you and really, never did.

But also part of the process is to not beat yourself up for having them because on your journey – those thoughts have lead you to right now. All the events of your life and all events of the entire cosmos have lead you to right now – this exact moment. So there has to be something perfect and wonderful and magical about that, even if you feel it sucks.

The thoughts you think repetitively are feedback loops. They are circles. Not a straight line. And because this circle is simply a neural groove that you get stuck on, it replays itself. Like a record.

But we can play new records, and because they too are circles, they are all interconnected.

Once you’ve decided that you’ve had enough, you can jump onto a new feedback loop. One that’s higher than the previous one. One that makes you feel better about yourself and encourages you and inspires you, rather than depresses and defeats you.

Think of it as ascension.

Because that’s what’s possible for all of us.

Moving up!

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Anthony Meindl is an award-winning writer/director/producer/teacher and Artistic Director of Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop – where the “right brain rules” – in Los Angeles and New York. He is endlessly inspired by his students’ fearless creativity and is tireless in discovering new ways to help us all get out of our own way a little bit more each day. He just finished writing/directing his first feature film, Birds of A Feather.

Twitter –  @AnthonyMeindl

  • Shannon Elion

    This is such a thought provoking, honest look into oneself. I have felt this way as long as I can
    remember. Ascension is exactly what can change my way of thinking. Thank you for
    this thought, I so needed it today.


  • Drew

    Time to put another dime in the jukebox. I dont wanna hear this song in my head NO MORE. =) Thank you Tony! Brilliant, loving advice!

  • Shelly

    Perfect timing I’ve had the same broken record playing too many years now.. time to move on to a new groove .. One that pulses with the vibrant beat of a new life.. A new ME 🙂

    Thank you

  • Steph

    Thank you so much for the reminder! My sister and I were just talking about this “It” factor you kind of mention in the first paragraph. We are both professional dancers and have been thinking about making the bold move over to LA to pursue our dreams and get the total dancer experience but we were both talking today about whether or not we really have what it takes. We talked about what it was that made people (or dancers in specific) posess that quality that makes you stand out from the rest and I suggested that maybe it is something we all are born with. Maybe It’s really about wheather you allow yourself to tap into this God given gift by allowing yourself to feel good enough, talented enough and just really love what you do. I dunno just a theory. I’m know thought pattern has a lot to do with how you feel about yourself and something I’m constantly working on on a daily basis so this was very enlightening and in perfect time 🙂

    •  Thank you! Steph deep down you know that you have it in you! Allow it to come out!