So I saw the movie Boyhood last night, and as some of you know, I am a self-proclaimed amateur movie critic ...
... I'm not, but I just like saying I am, hence the word, self-proclaimed.
It's a unique movie shot over a 12-year period that shows the evolution and growth of a boy and his family as they age and move through the ups and downs of life.
I liked it, and it was unique, but I wouldn't say it was great; although, it did have some subtle yet powerful context to it..
... but, if you're someone who is looking for Godzilla to pop out and shoot lightning out of his mouth, that was not going to happen ..
... because life mostly doesn't happen that way...
Life is a series of consecutive moments strung together, one after the other; some have more of those moments, while some less...
... and that's it, then we die.
And when we really get this, it makes us change HOW we live in these moments...
.... of course, that's easier said than done.
Here's the thing ..
It's only when we really get in touch with the loss and death at the level of our hearts, that each moment becomes anything but ordinary.
All this sounds easy to get, but it's not.
And if you've ever read, The Tibetan book of living and dying, you would have read a similar sentiment; that to the extent of our ability to know death, loss, and pain in our hearts, we have an equal ability to know how to celebrate life - but we must know death, to know celebration.
Morbid, and maybe even odd to some, but this is my truth none the less.
It takes a specific kind of education to learn how to live life to the fullest; to see that there are no "ordinary" moments, there's only what we bring to life.
That's the kind of education that I provide and share with people.
I help people move through all kinds of pain, especially the emotional kind, rather than continuing to store and stuff it in their body.
I help people process and express old traumas that keep them from being able to live life to the fullest in each moment, instead of walking around frozen inside still confronting the past.
How can you live life in the present, if a trauma of the past has got you by the throat?
We are not taught in school or at home how to process our emotions and move through our feelings of loss, trauma and grief; not typically that is.
And because of this lack of specific kind of education and ability, we also lack the ability to experience life, to celebrate the good, the bad and the ugly of EACH MOMENT!
... What good is having money and tons of access to all kinds of things if we are emotionally locked up inside ourselves?
Having nice things but not being able to celebrate and enjoy them is pointless and painful.
A lot of people say, leave the past in the past and move forward ..
... and sure, I get this.
But I don't think that works, although a lot of people try and fool themselves into trying.
Processing pain of the past as it's needed is essential to moving forward and celebrating life in the present moment.
That's my truth.
What's yours, and does it work for you in this moment is all that matters.
Have a good weekend y'all