Sunday, July 04, 2010
Tip#370: Trust Your Collision Courses In Life – G20 Toronto Pt.2 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
After posting my video on YouTube of the G20 riot police boxing me in and other non-protesters at Queen Spadina, it received many positive and negative comments. Some said that it was our fault for being there or not heeding the police warnings. In reality there was no way out once you were in the area.
What the world needs to know is that even if our group left that area there was a SECOND regiment of riot police slowly surrounding the onlookers and innocent bystanders. It was a double set of what is known as "kettling", a police tactic to contain protesters and prevent them from leaving the area for several hours.
You can see the 2 sets of kettling at Queen Spadina area in this aerial video: Click here
So whatever circumstances and choices I made prior led me to all I experienced on Sunday evening. It was the same for 100's of others who reportedly were just walking their dog, coming home from dinner at a restaurant or going to a friend's place to watch a soccer game. They were all detained in the cold rain for over 3 hours. We were all on a collision course with something that would shake up our lives.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008
There is a fantastic sequence in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button about collision courses. In this scene Benjamin (Brad Pitt) is narrating a chain of events unfolding in a day in Paris France. A girl's shoelace breaks, a delivery truck blocks a taxi, a man forgets to set his alarm clock are all factors that led to the character Daisy (Cate Blanchett) being hit by a taxi that crushed her leg. She was a dancer.
Being at Queen and Spadina was my collision course with fate. Days later I was second guessing all my decisions that led me to my confrontation and detainment with riot police. I finally accepted that I was meant to be where I was supposed to be. I am trusting that the silver lining or bigger picture of why will reveal itself in time.
If you've experienced a traumatic situation and have been second guessing your decisions that led you there do your best to be kind to yourself. Trust that you were on this path for a higher reason. Switch on your optimistic mindset and look for the silver lining. Believe that there is PURPOSE in why that specific day unfolded for you.
Believe that all your collision courses you experience have a gift hidden within. There can be a powerful purpose revealed in all challenges only if you choose to focus on the possibilities.
See my video of being boxed-in by G20 Police: Click here
Read my G20 Toronto Experience:
Part 1: Click here
Part 2: Click here
Part 3: Click here
Part 4: Click here
Part 5: Click here
Part 6: Click here
Part 7: Click here
Part 8: Click here
Part 9: Click here
Part 10: Click here
Part 11: Click here
Part 12: Click here
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