Saturday, March 31, 2007

I Can't Help Myself

As you can see, I just love to watch movies. I "study" them on some subliminal level to capture the story line, and transitions, how scene and dialogue play together, and the underlying message.

Peaceful Warrior has many layers to it. This movie will make you think about how you go through your days. As Socrates say, "Many people live their wholes lives without being awake." Based on Dan Millman's life and his book, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, originally published in 1980.

I've read the book twice and have now seen the movie. It's a journey well worth studying.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Ultimate Gift: a "must see" movie

This movie is in the league of The Secret. If we all lived by these precepts the world would be the most incredible place to live. The twelve gifts are of Friends, Giving, Family, Dreams, Work, Laughter, Money, Learning, A Day, and Love.

Watch the movie, live this way, watch you life change! I have experienced a few of these already ... things I've done on my own. But, I know I can do more. You can too.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

A movie to see: Freedom Writers

I just loved this movie, Freedom Writers. It's an "underdog makes good" film where inner city high school students find their own stories with the help of a sensitive, persistent, dedicated teacher who showed them the value of capturing their stories in journals. The movie is based on a true story, also available in printed form. The book is entitled The Freedom Writers Diary : How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. The DVD will be available on 4/17/07.

Take a look:

It's movies and books like this that re-enforce my reasons for helping people write their life stories. The creation of a book or video of one's life is a process of discovery. Discovering one's own value. Seeing beyond the limitations. Moving into a greater awareness of one's divine gifts. Ultimate realization that one's life is not simply "normal" or "ordinary," but exquisite and extraordinary. Every life.

Check out Dangerous Minds with Michelle Pfeiffer and The Ron Clark Story with Matthew Perry. Check Amazon for used copies at low prices.