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Living From the Inside Out: The Way of Improvisation
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
A successful life involves both planning and improvising. Patricia Ryan Madson, author of Improv Wisdom, joins guest host Dr. Laurel Trujillo for a look at how the maxims of improvisation provide us with an antidote to the overly scripted, planned life. The wisdom of improv provides a natural way to live skillfully and soulfully—and it has nothing to do with wit, glibness, or comic ability! The way of improv is about being awake, not entirely self-focused, and moved by a desire to do something useful and give something back. Applied to your own life, the principles of improvisation can help you to:

            • Experience life brimming with spontaneity, even in the context of a plan.
            • Meet real-life challenges more skillfully and with a sense of humor.
            • Shake loose rigid patterns of thinking and doing.
            • Have fun living in harmony with yourself and others.
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