Sunday, March 23, 2008
Tip#141: All You Have To Do Is Listen - August Rush
Sometimes when you are stuck in life the best thing you can do is be still. And when your mind is quiet that is when you can hear the answers you seek.
Since the beginning of this year of 2008 I have been faced with uncertain aspects of my future. I had experienced sudden epiphanies about where to take my motivational services which meant altering my original plans from last year. I felt stuck.
Thankfully one of the ongoing messages I'd been receiving from friends and many synchronistic encounters has been to be still and just listen.
Taking this passive action has led me on a new path of living in the moment and for listening deeper within for wherever the universe was leading me. And just yesterday it led me to see a magical movie called August Rush.
I had already planned to see this film but almost all the reviews I read were not positive. Part of me wanted to listen to the reviews while another part wanted to trust my gut and just see it. Well the universe made sure I saw this movie because when I arrived at the theatre my alternate film choice was suddenly taken off the listings!
The main character of August Rushis an orphan named Evan played by Freddie Highmore. He can hear music in everything around him. And he believes that if he can play his music loud enough he can find his real mother and father.
The reviews pummeled the film because it was not realistic but its optimistic qualities were exactly what my soul and spirit needed to see. August Rushwas so magical and uplifting that I could feel my faith being re-energized by Evan's powerful gift for music, the magic of coincidences in the story and the romantic journey of his parents trying to find each other too.
The message of the movie was, synchronistically, about being still and listening to everything around you. At the end of the screening the audience applauded with enthusiasm. Applause was rare these days so it looks like I wasn't the only one touched by this movie.
So if you are feeling stuck in life try being still and listening to the universe. Quiet your mind from the noise around you or the chatter of tasks piled in your head. This is what meditation is all about. By clearing your mind you create an empty space for answers to pour into.
Be still and know that messages are wanting to come to you. All you have to do is listen.
Silverlining Specialist & Motivational Wingman
© Emmanuel Lopez 2008