This movie is extremely graphic in violence and some in sexuality.
The character depth in this movie is intense. One of the characters develops a sense of egolessness in his grasped “divinity” and sort of suffers down the path of detachment from reality. Dr. Manhattan as they call him, is the main focus of the movie but only one of the major characters portrayed.
It's interesting to see a movie that doesn't necessarily define whats evil and whats good when it relates to hero's. The hero's in this comic book based movie seem to have incredible strength without any mutation or assumed powers.
Gotta go but more to come. This movie will provoke your curiosity about the world in every way.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a child that topic came up around the dinner table often and my answer would always be, "I don't know."
In my high school and college days I still didn't know. For me, this was a painful experience. When I'd talk to people who knew what they wanted to be at a young age I'd feel a twinge of jealousy. "Wow," I'd think, "What a blessing."
In the end I discovered that what I wanted was to know God. Not the God of the scriptures, but the God of my being. I wanted to know why I was here and what this whole thing was about.
So I suppose, what I want to be is 'happy'.
It was for me and apparently it was for you as well. Perhaps it was simply the path we were meant to take. One thing for sure, it is the path I took and although it proved difficult, it has given much in return.
So much has been said. I can only be still and watch the glowing tides bring movement to my being. I will not try to express what this movie is capable of doing to a viewer.
What I love most about it, is that the Na'vi are very evolved both spiritually and physically.
It is all for one purpose, to live in total harmony with the environment. They are loving souls, hunters with compassion for their prey, skilled warriors without the need for misusing that power for personal gain.
I love the Na'vi. It gave me the understanding that the technology we have put so much effort into, would have been obsolete if we would have made a choice to evolve as humans in oneness to be part of the environment. Instead, we have been building concrete, bricks and machines to understand our surrounding environment. In terms of evolution, it's a detour on an astronomical scale. Perhaps a necessary one, but this movie makes it so crystal clear to me.
Avatar : An Extraordinary Film.
It does bring balance to the fullness of life.
So many people say "They never get bored" There's too much to do! Only boring people get bored.
I must have been the most boring person in the Universe. So boring that the geese and the deer and the mice wouldn't even provide entertainment. So boring, so boring.
The restlessness was excruciating. Painful! Intense suffering! Sometimes I felt like I was going crazy with restlessness and boredom.
But here is the scoop: Boredom and restlessness have been the greatest gifts of my life. There you have it.
Because of boredom, I became deeply acquainted with emptiness. In a way that would have been impossible while surrounded with people and projects and things. Boredom led into the labyrinth of the emptiness. It led so deep into the self that I became personally acquainted with Nothing.
And that Nothing has become Everything.
So, if boredom decides to come visiting you, don't push away. Invite in, tell stories, entertain. But if gets bored with you: stop. Just sit with emptiness.
Be bored. Be deeper than bored.
You might fall in love with it too.
One of the things I've learned is to be okay to be alone with myself, when there is nothing to entertain or distract me, to simply - be -!
Today's is short, but it may very well change my life.
Starting today, I will sleep as much as I need to feel rested and fresh, every day.
I will have a new idea every day.
I will immediately start working on any task, the moment I realize that it has to be done.
Guidelines for Successful Living.
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What I wish for most this year, is a deeper level of philosophy.
I feel my world-view needs to be bigger, more inclusive, more enlightened.
What I have believed and practice before has been very satisfactory, but I am hungry for broader understanding of life.
I personally have never been a 'group' person.
I have not trusted the collective much in my past, nor was I readily accepted amounst 'groups.'
I tended mostly to go my own way.
Yet last year a deep commitment arose in my soul that I needed to reconcile myself to a commitment with having a deep involvement with others, especially through meaningful contributions to human welfare.
And Blogoshpere played a huge role in this need, helping me to crystallize my own thoughts and personality.
And I felt, sincerely, for the first time, truly a part of a group. And it was quite healing for me personally.
2010 is opening as an inspirational and exciting time.
My mind and spirit are opening to greater heights to explore.
And I am having to manage a lot of intense restlessness as I feel all the unlived potential within me and before me.
And it seems this is a considerable time for opportunity in many areas. I hope to make lots of new contacts that will open up my thinking and bring more inspiration into my life.
For these changes, I have had to let go of a few long-cherished convictions and ideas, and some people. And with that there is pain. Yet I have felt on a deeper level I was not being entirely loyal to myself for a very long time.
I am suspecting maybe been too identified with old structures and I am re-thinking the ways in which I've done things.
A lot of radical change in direction of career!
And I am entirely ready for a new chapter of my life!
This experience called life leads us down many paths, we share so many experiences, wonder, love and joy with those we bring into our experience.
Some are beautiful and memorable times, others painful, challenging however sacred growth lessons.
At the core of all such experiences are our soul choices and creations, whenever we create something we learn from that very thing, even when it takes us screaming and kicking through the corridors of awareness..
I know throughout my life I have asked why this, why me?
Doubting and confused as to why such seemingly unfair and unjust circumstances arise.
My journey has lead down paths of hurt, ignorance and constant struggle against some outside cause or blame, when I finally realized that I was only struggling and blaming myself all along, by inviting further drama and suffering I reinforced the belief pattern.
The awareness becomes who we are, I know that my experiences and perceptions will continue to bring me experiences which match my belief or the contrast to that which I choose to fully experience,
it is my reaction to such experiences that as seeming good or bad I choose to process and experience in this reality..
I have considered and came to see that love is power, love is after all who we are, it needs not reason or fact, it needs no conditions or grade, no classification nor restrictions, it cannot be restricted, held down, imprisoned or silenced.
It expands, becomes, unfolds in each wonderful moment..
Love is the gentle yet powerful force which moves through all things, yet it needs no force to be itself, it is given freely and openly without judgment or a must..
It can soothe the tiniest cry and move within the the greatest of space,
words alone may not fully express its wonder and meaning, yet words and actions can be love.
Love can be seen in a glance from the beauty of a tender heart, love can be uttered in silence by a presence of peace, it can be a trillion things that are creations gifted with grace.
It is all around when we look, it is every letter, picture, note and sound written, said and created by one, when we breathe our cells are nourished by the very invisible power which is an endless flow of creative being..
I am grateful for the gift of love in this moment, by sharing this we are gifting another, we are extending the gift we are so blessed to be and become..
Letting someone know how much you care, how much you cherish them and doing this in each moment is saying thank you for being and bringing love...
Thank You to all of YOU!
I love you all...
HAPPY 2010 !!!
You are what you think.
If we are what we eat, as the old saying goes,
we may also be what we think. Or how we think, as well as how much we think.
Toledo, John Ahmer
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