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Positivity: Amusing Ourselves

Positivity: Amusing Ourselves

The† world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think itís not real because thatís how powerful our minds are.† And the ride goes up and down and round and round.† It has thrills and chills and itís very brightly coloured and itís very loud and itís fun, for a while.† Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: ďIs this real, or is this just a ride?Ē And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say ďHey, donít worry, donít be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.Ē† And we kill those people. –Bill Hicks

I have been wondering about the edges of what we believe, as I have spent the last two days immersed in the Universal theme parks. As great as the Harry Potter park dťcor and action rides were,† the massive crowds made believing in the story and the setting difficult.† More interesting even then the wonder of Harry Potterís Wizarding World was the remarkable mastery in combining †visual stimulation and motion to so totally confuse the mind that you canít tell when you are in motion or just when your brain thinks you are.

Creating alternative reality is the life blood of† theme park existence. We go there to experience fear and risk† that has no real risk attached. We go to participate so deeply in stories that others have designed for us, that it is easy to forget who you are and where you are going.† The story is compelling and entertaining.† Much more difficult to match the intensity that these places will feed us with our own life.

That is the key though, to realize that our own lives have the same potential for drama, excitement, conflict and resolution. In fact many of the story lines in the theme parks are based on life issues common to all of us. It is fun to suspend disbelief for a few days inside the sets of these world class amusement parks. Better still to suspend disbelief about the movie set I am working to embody in my real life.

The key to that is also recognizing that it is just part of the play.

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Wendy Strgar

Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.† In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,† she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative advice.†It has been called "the essential guide for relationships." †The book is available on ebook.† Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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5:37AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:43AM PDT on May 28, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:51PM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

thanks

8:48AM PDT on Jul 9, 2011

Thanks Wendy.

4:22PM PDT on Jul 7, 2011

thanks

5:04AM PDT on Jul 7, 2011

Thanks for the article.

2:15AM PDT on May 25, 2011

Thanks

8:07PM PDT on May 15, 2011

Thanks!

8:03AM PDT on Mar 31, 2011

Thanks. Common sence should tell you if you should or shouldn't since you know your own body. But it never hurts to try things once.

7:39AM PDT on Mar 30, 2011

thanks.

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