“The moment you take on the role as artist becomes the very moment you sign up to be a warrior for the greater good.”~#MarioCampanaro ©
“Dear Human Being,
Sometimes you simply have to put yourself first…for everyone’s sake.
And sometimes you have to let go of everyone…for your own sake.
And sometimes you have to let go of your Self…for God’s sake!”~#MarioCampanaro ©
“Sometimes the impulses of the heart have to outweigh the instincts of the mind.”~#MarioCampanaro ©
“Art is meant to free us from the enslavement of our own mind’s conditioning. It generously allows us to liberate ourselves during the process of our own creation and then inspires us to share it with the world as our soul’s voice.”~#MarioCampanaro ©
As long as I can remember, I have always been intensely passionate about observing and trying to discern what motivates us to make the choices we do in regards to the outcomes we consciously or unconsciously desire.
Though taking in world this way may not make me the life of the party at all times (lol) , it definitely keeps me extremely present with the company I keep.
Humanity fascinates me.
What we do, how we interact, how we listen or not, how we respond or not, even our own silence triggers me to understand and apply it all to Life and Art.
I always want to know what’s behind the social mask because the false concept of what the social mask represents is blatantly obvious.
Yet what I witness over and over is that damn thing called ‘fear’.
It’s not the kind of fear as if a tornado is about to swirl in stimulating the sympathetic nervous system.
It is that invisible internal omnipresent fear that is always whispering to us in the back of our mind.
It’s a fear of reality.
A fear of reality…of everyday Life as it actually is in this here and Now present moment.
And then that fear expands to other parts of our Life like the Exxon oil spill corroding our perception of ourSelf and the world we live in.
So in turn, we begin to experience a fear of connection between one another and our environment.
Then we develop a fear of compassion and kindness because it now feels foreign and creates all these ‘what-ifs’ that accompany the ‘risk’ of opening our heart to others.
So then we begin to hide our authentic Self exacerbating a fear of vulnerability for being seen and judged beyond a filtered ‘it’s all ok’ existence.
YUP, WE GET A FEAR OF WHO WE TRULY ARE BEHIND THE MASK.
And so to costume our fear we adjust our behavior and our connections to avoid being seen or effected in a profound way.
A human way.
The one thing that has remained constant in everything I have observed is that we all yearn for our experience to be witnessed and validated.
This connects all of us.
But we go on validating our filtered lives as if our own Life is our own avatar never getting to reveal our true essence.
The thing that astounds me the most is when all cover-up is dropped and things get real, I can see people start to breathe deeper.
It is like this heavy burdensome weight has been lifted.
I can see their eyes shine brighter.
I can hear their voices vibrate stronger.
And most of all, I can see them happier and experiencing a new found peace.
Not so much because something has been lost.
But because something real has been found.
Art asks of us to show up in all our grit and glory.
Ironically this is exactly what happens towards the end of our life.
So if we know this is part of the inevitable journey, why not start our BEing right now rather than waiting.
What are we hiding and why?
Is it truly worth the work it takes to hide our authentic Self for the sake of an idea of how we think we are suppose to appear?
I don’t think so…
I can promise you everything you are behind what you think you have to be is far more interesting than you have ever admitted.
I had the pleasure of guest hosting on ™MRWL regarding one of my favorite topics, Passion!
You can ask any actor why they do what they do, and without fail you will always here about the burning passion that lives within their heart for this art form.
But how do we discover our passions?
Can our passions change?
What happens when we feel that the fire that fuels our passions, specifically because of the obstacles we face, seems to dim or even die out?
You can listen to our discussion relating to this topic and more right here!.
The show is also available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio & Tune In Radio to name a few!
“Today is a special episode! We have @mariocampanaro! He’s a Broadway & Film Actor & Acting Coach as well as a teacher at the world famous Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop. AMAW has produced talents such as Shailene Woodley, Ian Michael Harding (Ezra from PLL), Alexandra Daddario to name a few. Honestly one of the most humble and pleasant men we have ever met. Show is packed full of knowledge and value about finding your passion. Also if you ever even thought about acting, do yourself a favor and listen. You can listen on the website or our show is also available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio & Tune In Radio to name a few! ™@myrelationshipwithlove.
Finding your passion is something that everyone at some point has struggled with. Special Guest for this episode, Mario Campanaro, really dives deep into the meaning of passion and what it takes to find it. He discusses that all too important “fire in your belly”and what it means when you get there.
Finally he has a book in the works *Coming Soon*
We once again we just want to thank Mario so much for coming on the show and we are thrilled at his success and wish him nothing but the best going forward. What an amazing addition to the Legion guys don’t you think?” ~Edith andDexter, ™@myrelationshipwithlove”
Actual interview starts at 6 min 29 sec