{Out of Character}

“Being unmotivated means you need deep rest from the character you’ve been playing in the world…”

I read this somewhere but there was no credit to who actually said it.

Have you felt unmotivated lately? Unmotivated to write, maybe take photographs. Unmotivated to let yourself love freely, forgive easily or to just simply be.

What kind of character are we playing?

Have you ever thought of it this way: That we are all but playing a character? That’s kind of depressing to think about. Don’t you think?

But I’m pretty sure the author of said quote didn’t meant for us to interpret it that way.

I believe it was meant to tell us to actually acknowledge our true feelings and to not hide in a pretentious state of strength, of courage, of “I can do this” mentally and the most famous, “I’m fine attitude.” To actually, show the world who we are; broken, flawed, weak, lost, exhausted and on the verge of giving up.

That it’s okay to admit that we are not exactly the person we were a week, months or years ago. That it’s a character you no longer are.

And in acknowledging so, recognize the thought that it’s okay to let the new character sprout little by little.

I’ll be the first one to admit that most times it’s difficult to “stay in character” whether it be the flawed one or the one starting a new seed.

And it’s not because I can’t do it, but mostly because of the ones (other than myself) that are affected in the process.

But, is it fair for any of us to stay in character just so nobody else suffers – even if it’s no longer the character we wanted?

If only everyone can see through each other’s characters and acknowledge how it affects others, maybe we won’t need rest..?

Until next time,

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