I wanted to write this more to myself but, why not share. This film was a visual orgasm as many can say and it provided the mythical multiples. All the eye candy aside this one touch me on a spiritual level or better defined reminded me of what's already inside me. First off, I will state this is my opinion alone more for me than anyone else. I also am not here to offend anyone in what I state. Quite the opposite, I hope. Nor will I try to spoil it or direct anyone in any direction. We all need to find our own way.
There were many messages in this movie that anyone can see and that are real. Some see, some choose not to or we remain ignorant. If I close my eyes and I can't see it, does not mean it is not there.
One thing, after seeing the film and what I read beforehand that bugged me. Why is it we look for the negatives in things from the get go? I mean with everything really. Something good happens for someone or someone's just a happy person we tend to find everything negative instead of just enjoying the positive for what it is? Do people really need to tear people, things, etc. down just so they can build themselves up? Why would one even want to build themselves up on such a pathetic foundation, anyway? Without a good foundation the rest eventually crumbles. So some of the first words were the story has been told: Dances with Wolves, Pocahontas, etc. What story hasn't? The thing is you can tell a story over and over but, if no one listens, you tell it again and hope they are able to truly hear and grasp some understanding of it all. Honestly, makes me want to watch those movies again and soak it all in.
We tend to be so over-ruled by our mundane routine get up, go to work, spend time with family, walk the dog, go to sleep. We seem more like programmed robots with the daily grind. We then tend to miss the quality and overlook the beauty that is all around us and in everything. We seem to be aware of self: Me, Myself and I and lose sight of the big picture. Don't get me wrong we love our family and friends. We can only see things from our point of view, what I see, what I believe.
"That mother %*#%#% cut me off" or "Eww, I can't believe that homeless guy asked me for money!" We have no idea where they been or what they could currently be going through. It could be as simple as an animal lover hitting a squirrel to someone who lost their whole family and simply gave up. We have the problem of always making assumptions about people instead of shifting one's perspective to find some understanding.
Need to make another point real quick. I am in no way a writer I talk like I speak (which is poor) and throw punctuation in hoping for the best. Much to the chagrin to my English Major wife. OK, onward.
To me, it is about seeing the connection and beauty in everything and everyone. I don't do it all the time for I may be a tad cynical myself. But, I am always striving to attain this in some measure. You ask beauty in everyone? Are you serious? I know the bottom of the barrel piece of crap people out there that have no beauty. Believe me I know quite a few people that are angry, pessimistic and downright hateful, that live by the motto, "misery loves company." So what if I change, what if I change my perspective and try to see why they are completely negative about everything. Maybe, just maybe with that understanding there is a way for repair. Maybe, instead of being two magnets repelling each other with negative emotion I forgive them for wrong doings to myself and other's and speak and apologize for whatever I have done to make these emotions towards me so dark. They may not be valid but, they are in that person's eyes. Very valid and very real.
So speaking of this connection of everyone and everything. How I see it, anyway, look into a clear night sky. Look hard and as far as you can see. You get some extra stars in there you may not be aware of. Now like a dot to dot in a coloring book connect them all to each other creating a spider web so thick it makes a blanket that encompasses us all together. But, wait, there's more. There are more stars out there we can not see with the naked eye or even with the most advanced telescope and connect those, too. Just because, we can't see it does not mean it's not there. We do not have to understand it. If we can just take a moment and see it. *I see you.* Is a statement in the movie that is beyond the obvious it is I TRULY see you and your connection to me and to everything.
Which brings be to the possible offensive part. With religion (I know touchy subject) is very interesting. I will state I consider myself an eclectic spiritual philosopher. What is that? Basically, I have and continue to gain knowledge of all spiritual philosophies. I don't believe in religion, ultimately it all really is one's philosophy, one's belief. I take that knowledge and incorporate into my belief structure. The problem with religion is spending too much time saying other ones are wrong instead of fixing the issues within one's self. I find it interesting that there are people out there that show up every week or several times a week to a building and think since they do that they are saved or a good person. If it is not found within you then it is a wasted trip. For those it is within their hearts then that building is still just a building. That goes wherever you go no matter where or what your belief is. A very wise man said "Cleave the wood I am there, lift the rock I am there." Meaning your church, monastery, temple, etc. I is wherever you are at any given time.
We just need to stop with all the negative energy out there, I'm better then you and me, me, me attitude, pointless fighting and pull together so we may become enlightened cohesive unit that can be what we were meant to:
Different yet connected.
Again this is just what I gleamed from the movie. The movie did not promote this within me, it just reminded what has been laying dormant for too long.
Well to the none of you that read this. Peace be with you.
Thanks and Love