Improv- Best For All

Improvisational theatre a.k.a improv has so much real meaning in our lives. Its principles are not only applicable in theatre but are also beneficial in real life and when I say ‘beneficial’, I mean ‘highly lucrative and productive’. 
We all have this common problem of worrying about the moments that haven’t even come yet- worrying about what exactly the future holds for us and in the midst of this ‘worrying game’, we actually lose the present. We lose the precious present moments. We lose the precious-present-moments which will never come back.

All eternity is in the moment.

~ Mary Oliver

The weird part is that when we actually get to the moments because of which we were so overwrought, when we really get what we wanted, we simply refuse to embrace it. Why? Well, that’s obvious. Till the time we reach where we want to, we knowingly-unknowingly already build up so many more tensions in the journey itself that instead of being happy about getting what we were anxious for, we keep on worrying about the next tomorrow.

See what just happened? The future became the present and the future’s future became the near future- the near tomorrow. 

The idea behind improv is to let ourselves drown into the present to explore the extremity and the boundaries, to let ourselves be free without worries, to enjoy what’s happening around us, to be in the moment and to make our present moments unscripted

I recently read an article by James Berges in which he tells us about the various reasons why improvs are so awesome! He tells us how our fear of making mistakes just disappears.

I believe that applying the principles of improv is the best way to let go of all the anxiousness. It relaxes those beeping nerves of our neocortex. All those fears of standing in front of an audience, vanish. For a few moments, it’s like we get out of our bodies, leaving behind all the phobias, and have a view at the ongoings. We start concentrating on the present and on the ways we can make it better. We get to understand the value of indulging into the ‘now’.

Most importantly,

We let go of all the ‘what ifs’. 

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Check out my previous post here.

Keep living the now!

With much love,

Meher

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