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Naked Leader Week – 185 (w/c Monday 4 December 2006)
Reality is not a fact, it is a choice
Your future – Your Choice
Is that a fact or an opinion?
Is there anyone in this world who believes it is true? Yes
Is there anyone in this world who believes it is not true? Yes
So, it is an opinion – and it is our choice which opinion we have
And we only need ask ourselves one question when it comes to opinions, ideas and beliefs?
Do they serve us, or not?
If they serve us, have them, if not, change them
Ah, I hear some of you say, what about “reality?”
Is reality as fact or an opinion?
Take any event that ever happens – does everyone in the world always interpret that event in the same way, i.e. give it the same meaning? No
So, it is an opinion, a choice
And we only need ask ourselves one question when it comes to the meaning we give to an event?
Does that meaning serve us, or not?
If it serves us, great, if not, choose a different meaning
We all see the world through different lenses, and we can choose how we see things, always:
Two shoe salesmen from different companies travelled to a far-flung country to assess the markets. After just a day, the first phoned back to base:
“They have never even heard of shoes here, let alone worn them…I am coming home on the next flight.”
The second also called in as well:
“They have never even heard of shoes here, let alone worn them…send me everything you’ve got.”
And, this NL Week was promoted by two reviews of the new production of “The Sound of Music” – from the same performance
Extracts are below
Enjoy the choices you make, and the meanings you give
I’m afraid I’m going to be the first dissenting voice here about The Sound of Music. We saw the 11th November 2006.
Perhaps as a result of not having watched the UK TV show which selected Connie Fisher, and not being familiar with her or her voice, I found myself less than impressed. Her overly studied gawkiness was embarrassing to watch rather than sweet and endearing, and her transformation in the second half to a more confidant and serene woman was overly abrupt.
The set also was a disappointment. The Von Trapp family home reminded me of a lavishly budgeted university performance, not a West End show. I found most of the transitions awkward and only two really worked.
See the show. Why not? But don’t go expecting it to be the best you’ve seen in years or you’ll leave in a vague, bemused fog like we did.
My wife and I saw the performance on November 11th 2006 and without question enjoyed our most memorable theatre experience ever!
Connie Fisher commanded the stage from her first entrance and gave no hint that this was her first role on a West End stage. She has a beautiful voice, great acting ability (including some lovely comic touches), can dance and looks great. Well done girl – you’re a star!
The budget for the show must run into millions, but the money on the set and scenery mechanics was well spent, with a seamless transition from mountains, to abbey, to villa, to garden and so on.
When you see theatre as good as this, you forget about any discomfort as you are swept along on this intoxicating journey through the Austrian Alps. Climb every mountain to get a ticket to this outstanding production!