I like to believe that life is composed of miracles. Because if it isn’t … then life is totally random. I’m not talking of the miracles that happen once in a blue moon (winning the lottery, fully recovering from cancer, etc.), but the miracles that happen every day (we wake up in the morning refreshed, our brains don’t explode from a cerebral hemorrhage, our body moves air through the trachea into the lungs at which point the hemoglobin in the red blood cells carry oxygen to the heart then returns the carbon dioxide to the lungs so it can be exhaled). Miracles are happening to us every moment of every day. So, if you accept this premise that we are existing in a constant flow of miracles – then where you are in any given moment is exactly where you are supposed to be.
I am always amazed at the miracle of who finds my acting classes and how. I also am always heartened by the exclamations of “how did you know to give me this scene, it is exactly what is going on in my life at this moment”??!!! I think that scenes, auditions and acting jobs come to us at the perfect moment to reflect to us where we are in our lives, IF we can acknowledge them as such. I also think our scene partners and fellow actors come to us at the perfect moment to be our teachers. If we are aware that pleasurable (or not so pleasurable) partners are there to teach us a lesson (or we are there to teach them a lesson), then we begin to acknowledge the sacred that is always happening in our lives.
If we can acknowledge the sacred in our work, then we bring that same sense of sacredness to our audiences. If we are aware of the miraculous in our lives, then we bring that awareness of the miracles to our audiences