Al Pacino on Acting and Destiny
For Al Pacino, the famous stage and screen actor, performing is not so much a profession as it is a destiny:
“This is what I’m meant to do. It’s the cog in my life. With this, everything suddenly coheres. And I understand myself in that way.” — Al Pacino as quoted in The New Yorker magazine
Acting, according to Pacino, is about “getting into a state that brings about freedom and expression and the unconscious.”
I have previously written about the mental state of “Flow” which comes from being in a heightened mental state of the present moment.
Flow is the first clue that you are involved in your life purpose. To keep following the clues takes you beyond the present moment and connects your life with a higher calling and destiny. One’s life begins to make sense once we see our destiny and we realize that we are not random.
The act of finding our destiny, as Al Pacino found it through acting, is not a planned event. It cannot be created out of our dreams or preferences, Destiny is what we were meant to do in our time and in the place where we were born. It is the missing key:
“Destiny is not something that you can prescribe for yourself, nor something you can define and say, ‘This is my destiny because I like the idea.’
“Destiny has to do with where you have come from and where you are going and why you are in the world and where the world is going—things that are far beyond most people’s consideration or awareness.” — The New Message revelation “Destiny”
Determining our destiny is not a casual affair. It gets to the heart of why you were born and why you came to this planet. For the person who NEEDS to know these things there are esoteric means available in all religions, although they are usually reserved for the adept or the elite.
Everyone Has a Destiny
The New Message is here to spark the desire for every person to discover their purpose and destiny because the world’s circumstances are now calling for them to emerge and be of service to a changing world. As our World changes, becomes more unstable, more uncertain, each of us will be needed to play our greater role which is destined for us.
This role is something that makes you whole, makes your life make sense. There is a role for all of us that actors like Al Pacino would crave. It will make us feel necessary, vital, challenged and ultimately redeemed by meeting and fulfilling our life’s destiny.
Do you feel this destiny calling but have not found a pathway in the world’s religions? Then read the New Message revelation, “Destiny”.