Blog-Buddy AMANDA slipped in the most fascinating comment recently, amid our discussion of auric modeling and unexpected showing forth of human personality. Behold what she tucked into Comment 52 at Rick Archer interviews Rose Rosetree on Householder Enlightenment:
“But your comment about your emotional flow reminded me of something much more prosaic – the film Anger Management with Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson
“I remember watching that a few times when I got stuck and was trying to get my emotions flowing again – trying to make a safe space for them.”
With techniques of Deeper Perception, we can stop the action when watching a DVD or recorded TV show. We can stop to read anyone’s aura, do face reading, even do Skilled Empath Merge.
Or we can just marvel at the Enlightenment coaching built into a film or TV show. What happens, right on the surface?
What do you purposely download to help you grow?
AMANDA has given us a great tip about using the “Anger Management” movie for therapeutic or evolutionary purposes.
I love watching the reality TV show “Chopped” these days, learning how people handle competition.
What fascinating stories they tell themselves — subjective mythology, as all folks use. Then I observe how that mythology affects performance in objective reality. Especially I get a giggle over themes around spiritual development. In the prepared bio, a contestant might present himself as a lover of martial arts or an avid Buddhist meditator or a faithful Christian.
Such a contestant seldom lets one description suffice. Instead, there will be repeated references to the belief system — in success or in failure.
I have taken to counting them. Usually the highest number of such references goes with being eliminated (“Chopped”) early in the competition.
For instance, I remember one adorable chef, a very committed Buddhist. As I remember it, Gladys talked repeatedly about the importance of staying peaceful and centered at all times. She moved slowly, as if in a dance. Or perhaps a trance.
During the Appetizer Preparation Round, she finished some two minutes early and stood, serenely contemplating her dish.
Oboy, was she chopped fast. I don’t remember offhand whether she spaced out on including all of the four required ingredients or perhaps her food was excessively bland. I do remember her sweet way of walking out, commenting for the camera on her defeat.
To paraphrase, Gladys concluded, “It was my karma. I was never meant to win this competition. I must accept my karma.”
No taking responsibility for the mistakes that caused her to be eliminated. Nope, it was the “Everything happens for a reason” path. So sweet, yet such a way to stay stuck, strip the growth portions away from life experiences and make daily life about ideology only.
Objective reality, like Deeper Perception, can teach us
Paying attention, keeping a sense of proportion, life becomes so informative. Even TV and movies can become so wonderfully informative.
On “Chopped,” it’s also fascinating to watch how contestants converse between official rounds, whether collaboratively or vindictively or what.
Then you get to watch 3 out of 4 contestants lose… How do they lose?” How do other contestants observe them losing?
After each of the three rounds on an episode, you see how the winner puts the victory in context of the ongoing story. Is there gratitude or something else? If gratitude, towards what?
Any of you Blog-Buddies have favorite learnings from movies, TV, music? Do tell!