Sunday, January 25, 2009
Tip#225: Peel Your Inner Onion – Good Will Hunting
Since the year 2000 I have been on a journey of "peeling my inner onion". In other words I've been peeling layers of negative thoughts, energy and beliefs that have been holding me back in my life and career. And, like peeling an onion, there were many tears involved.
As each year passed I'd feel lighter, confident, more joyful and much more tuned to my sense of purpose in life. That's why it was a little surprising to discover recently that I still had a core issue to unearth and deal with. See: Tip#222
And deep down I knew it. There is a reoccurring pattern I've finally admitted to myself where my creative and lucrative business ideas reach a level of success and then stop. It's like hitting the same brick wall over and over again.
Good Will Hunting
So I've begun a new inner journey to identify this core issue. One of the ways I am doing this is to find movies that can help mirror an effective self-discovery process. The first one I gravitated to was Good Will Hunting.
I haven't seen Good Will Hunting since it first came out in 1997 and was now able to fully appreciate the motivating power of this film. Matt Damon co-wrote this Oscar winning screenplay and played Will Hunting, a genius in mathematics.
Will's immense genius is matched only by the thick walls he puts up between his true self and others. That's where Robin William's character Shaun comes in to help get through to the core of who Will is. Over time Shaun slowly peels the layers away from Will's core issue freeing him of a secret weight he'd been carrying all his life.
Seeing this movie again helped me see that it is possible to get to the core of whatever issue is holding me back. It also reminded me that just acknowledging this inner block has already started the process of healing.
You Are Never Alone
So if you keep experiencing a pattern of roadblocks or brick walls in your personal life or career keep open to any hidden core issue that's in control of your steering wheel.
Have the courage to look inside and begin a process of peeling your inner onion. The resources to help you are already around you. Seek out individuals who can assist and find movies to inspire your courage. You are never alone on a journey of self-discovery.
Read Part 2:
5 Movies To Help You Peel Your Inner Onion
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009