Costumes and Conscious Creation

Halloween is a time for dressing up. It can also be a time for thinking up new possibilities. Trying on a new character opens the door to telling a new story. Doing this the day before or after Halloween could be risky, but this holiday is a special time when permission is widely granted to be anything you want. This opportunity to flirt with alternate identities is a good reminder of our own existential authorship.

Photo credit: Tom Shockey https://www.flickr.com/photos/shock399/

“We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves.” N. Scott Momady

We often hear about the desire to be our own authentic selves. That means being deliberate about and self conscious of creating our own characters and stories in life. Our lives can feel inevitable, like they are happening to us instead of being created by us. One of the best antidotes to this feeling of inevitability is to step outside under the bright, clear sky. Look out. Imagine. What do you really want to be?



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