A Beautiful Mess of a Movie... An Existential Trip Through Life
A no-BS, practical, no-limits movie review - a must-watch film for anyone seeking universal truths, growth techniques, and conscious living practices.
What do an environmentalist, a firefighter and a chain-store executive have in common?
Quite a bit, according to the film I'm about to introduce you to.
First, a little background about how I came to appreciate, and actually LOVE, everything that the movie portrayed.
An old metaphysical-sage I once knew, for about two decades, has spent quite a few nights and days delving deep beneath the mysteries masking universal laws.
He has studied with great minds — from hanging out with monks in India to training with leading martial arts masters — who had already contemplated life's deep questions. And, he was one of Dr. John Demartini's first students.
Needless to say, when it comes to knowing about tested universal truths, growth techniques, and conscious living practices, this man (who I will keep private, upon request), has some things to share.
He's a renaissance thinker, an avid reader, a conversationalist — just one highly-ambitious, curious hombre.
So one day, several years ago, when I was talking to him about some business, we got into the topic of movies, scripts, and actors who are somewhat "tuned in" (you know, the actors who aren't afraid of sharing how they manifest things in big ways).
And my friend / sage said:
"Oh, by the way, there is a movie, maybe 2005 or so, that gives the most clear view of how reality really works... the problem is, you either 'get it' or hate it... it's extremely funny, challenging and thought-provoking all at once. Grade-A actors too, acting wacky."
So, he got me intrigued, and I watched it.
Before I name the movie, and give you my own Bear-spin on it…
Here’s a quick REMINDER about what I’ve been saying, preaching, and writing about for over 20 years:
That in the search for value in life, it is not wise to swallow someone else's (including my own) perspective whole, and that value is not to be found all neatly typed up in one magical book… or succinctly summed up from one person's mouth.
Life, at least the PHYSICAL one you're in now, is supposed to be about contrast... as in, over-dosing on one self-given label, one image, one main belief, or one ideal, gives you nothing more than CONDITIONAL control.
Contrast, however, when used in relation to your sense of life and your own attitude towards it, KEEPS you from… NEEDING to constantly be in search of some magnificent revelation or meaning.
You have UNCONDITIONAL control when you learn to… relax into your own limitations, explore options, laugh at adversities, appreciate traumatic experiences, and just let Yin (or Yang) have as much air time as Yang (or Yin).
Yup, sometimes it's TRULY just being okay with the fact that any sincere meaning (or perfection for you) just lies in you being able to see, hear, and handle the balance of OPPOSITES you're presented with.