May the record show, first and foremost, that I am in no way an expert on the subject of romantic relationships. That being said, I do consider myself to be something of an adept in the world of love. And so are you.
See, like those guys (The Beatles or something like that…?) said, All You Need is Love. There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done. Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung. Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game…
Okay, you get the idea. I think of it as the foundation for everything in our lives—it’s at our core, and each and every one of us, whether we know it or not, operates from there.
And improv is a great way to access this mystical, magical, but oh so universal power called love.
All you have to do is use one of the most basic principals in the game—Yes, And. Start saying Yes, And to life and watch how it unfolds. Say Yes, And to your romantic partner. And no, I don’t mean—“honey, take out the garbage” and then you say, “Yes, and then I will make you a steak.”
I mean, say yes and to your partner as a person. Yes, And their existence. Who they are.
Say Yes, And to your family. Say Yes, And to each and every person you meet. And most importantly, say Yes, And to yourself.
If you can do this—say Yes this is who I am (who he/she is), AND then go from there; if you can accept the moment, the person, the situation, with love and then move on, I promise you, you’ll have a better love life. As in love of life. And that’s the best sort of relationship you could ask for.
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