In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

When I enter into my thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – I think of the tremendous service consciousness that he had to embrace in order to battle against the odds, and bring society a bit closer to compassion. He made the ultimate sacrifice by putting his life in harms way. Right now, people are stepping outside of their comfort zone and volunteering for the earthquake relief in Haiti. In our very own city, people donate hours of their time and energy to assisting people and organizations that they believe in.

Although I am loathe to compare the civil rights movement and natural disasters to an acting class — what can we learn from these brave individuals who have come before us?

Why not volunteer hours of your week in service to your own talent? In light of the sacrifices that many people make, everyday, how can we sit back and wait for Hollywood to recognize our talents? Why not volunteer hours of your week in service to your talent? Can you treat your talent as a gift from the heavens that is waiting to be recognized? There are many details and dues that aren’t fun to do, yet are necessary to move forward in your chosen career. Whether it’s delving into your sensory memory, keeping your mind/body/spirit in shape, writing a short film to star in or delivering pictures to agents – try treating these efforts as service work to assisting your talent in being of service to our society. If you don’t answer your Spirit’s call, who will?

Published by jeffreymarcus

I am an actor, acting coach, acting teacher, director, media counselor living in Los Angeles who raises astonishing dogs and can cook anything.

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