The Other "You" - The Bipolar Question of the Week

John McManamy Health Guide
  • Continuing where I left off: Last week, I introduced to you my other persona, Funk Barkley, who leads his own World Famous International Didgeridoo Orchestra. My post was entitled, “Being Ourselves.”


    Some major paradoxes are in play. There is a wild and crazy and wonderful person inside all of us, and we need to give this individual expression. What happens, instead, is we tend to place the poor guy (or gal) in five-point restraints and lock the door and throw away the key. The world has expectations, after all.


    The catch is our “normal” is not their normal. Heaven help, we try, but if you’re like me, you are probably not very good at it. We’re playing a part, we’re reciting other people’s lines. We adapt, we adopt, we survive. But truly thriving involves the occasional break from who we pretend to be to who we really are.

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    A time and a place for everything.


    Last week, as you recall, “Funk Barkley” was preparing for his talent show debut. This week, I am happy to report that Funk Barkley went down very well. Here I am, performing with my Didgeridoo Orchestra.



    And here is a YouTube clip of the performance.


    Don’t worry, I’ve safely transitioned back to pretending to be normal.


    Question: That other “you” inside “you” - how do you treat this individual?

Published On: September 21, 2012