Chapter 3Biography: Your Game...Widening Your Lens

Even when we are supposedly attending to our bodies, we are usually still in our heads.

—Reginald Ray, Touching Enlightenment

Awareness changes how we physically move. As we become more fluid and resilient so do the mental, emotional and spiritual movements of our lives.

—Emilie Conrad, Life on Land

When I was dancing on Broadway, my friends and I sometimes bemoaned our small roles. One successful actor friend used to entertain us with Shakespearean quips and theater-related stories that I loved. These were usually snarky and funny, such as when he answered the question, “Do you have a match?” with, “I haven’t had a match since Charles Laughton died” (in those days smoking was still popular). ...

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