If anything happens I love you.
This short 12 minute animation on Netflix will pack more of a punch than most films you have ever seen.
This heartbreaking short film reveals the pain of bereavement and is a powerful reminder to cherish what you have and to love fully.
Blog – Fear
One of the most well received blogs I wrote several years ago was one on fear, written from fears perspective.
In these times of great fear I thought it apt to share again because fear will either transform us or it will literally constrict the life out of us.
Fear has always been a fascinating subject for me probably because I spent a great deal of my youth in intense fear.
I’ve always been equally fascinated how fear manifests in people through hatred, anger, self obsession, an over inflated ego, blame, jealousy and many other reactive patterns of the mind.
Fear is in reality a choice of friend or foe but the discomfort of having to face things and our own behaviour we do not want to, normally result in fear becoming our enemy. But this also means our potential as human beings is also avoided.
Mike Tyson’s trainer Cus D'Amato once aptly said:
“Fear is the friend of exceptional people.”
The Scent of a Woman
Some of you may have seen the great movie ‘Scent of a Woman’ starring Al Pacino.
The highlight of the film is the speech at the end by Al Pacino’s character where he stands up to the school authority on behalf of a student who will not snitch on his classmates.
It’s particularly relevant for much of today’s culture who encourage blame and irresponsibility. We are also becoming an increasingly snitch society due to our ultra sensitive, fragile culture.
This clip is a great reminder of just how important it is to keep courage, integrity and character alive.
Saying of the week.
“Fear does not prevent death,
It prevents life.”
A question I got asked this week.
“Should I do spiritual practise alongside my physical training?”
This question is very insightful.
It demonstrates how the typical western view of exercise is based on the development of ego, through a physical look, attention, domination and acceptance.
We have also put spiritual practises into categories such as Yoga, Chi Kung, Tai Chi etc.
The truth is that physical disciplines were/are spiritual if we practise correctly.
They should enhance the development of character and our own human spirit. They are essential pursuits for personal development and will expand and reinforce beliefs about things that really matter.
A fighter is on a spiritual quest. He has to face his deepest fears, conquer himself in the process and these will be the qualities than endure long after his career is over. The same is equally true for a professional ballet dancer, an ultra runner and high level artists and creators.
As author Ryan Holiday wrote “The ego is the enemy.”
Take an ego into anything as a main focus and it will taint it with its own agenda, that ultimately will not serve you or anyone else.