What do Jim Jarmusch’s movies and self-esteem have to do with one another? Maybe nothing. Maybe everything! I cant stop re-watching all his movies this holiday during my down time, and the topic of self-esteem (as it is one of the 5 core issues, along with boundaries, authenticity, self-care and moderation), of course keeps coming up as people navigate the reflective and evocative holiday season.
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This instruction from Jim Jarrett rings through my mind as I crouch over in preparation for my work onstage with my partner. I wrestle with my powerful superego, which is currently asking, no screaming, the question AM I GOOD ENOUGH? I shove the introject out of my mind as the vulnerability of preparing in front of my 11 classmates and, especially, Jim weighs on me. I close my eyes, cover my ears, and rock gently back and forth, taking myself through the steps of the activity I have prepared to do on stage.