Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tip#909: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 2 - The Little Prince

“Growing up is not the problem. Forgetting is.” 
The Little Prince (2015)

I rarely write about a movie that hasn’t been released in North America yet but my happy, enthusiastic inner child wants to share my feelings of seeing an advanced screening of the animated movie The Little Prince. The film has already opened in France, Brazil and China and was shown at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

As I wrote in tip#906, the work I’ve been doing to connect with my inner child has been vital to re-energizing my mental health and has spread to improvements with close relationships and my physical and spiritual health! So seeing this film was a highly synchronistic and magical experience that touched my heart and soul.

The Little Prince (2015)

The Little Prince, is a stop motion and computer-animated family drama adventure fantasy film based on the classic French novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. An isolated Little Girl (Mackenzie Foy) meets an eccentric old neighbor, the Aviator (Jeff Bridges), who tells her a fantastic tale about the world of the Little Prince where anything is possible. This magical, heartwarming, visually stunning film also features wonderful vocal talents of Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti and Riley Osborne.
See: movie trailer 1
See: movie trailer 2

This movie was my first exposure to The Little Prince story and is a slower paced movie compared to something like Disney’s Inside Out. And yet I believe it is perfect for adults to slowly allow their inner child to resonate with the film's important life lessons about childhood fun, growing up and even dealing with death.

 “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” 
The Little Prince (2015)

Recognizing and acknowledging the playful, happy, imaginative world of your inner child is essential in adulthood. And sharing that sense of fun through human connections is also vital. These are the timely messages of The Little Prince.

"Once when I was six years old, I believed something very simple- that what is most important is invisible to the eye. But then I grew up. I forgot all about being a child- until something miraculous happened..."
The Little Prince (2015)

If you find yourself stuck in your life or career as an adult it may be time to re-ignite your inner fun and playful spirit again. Reconnect with an old friend today, laugh, smile and remember the happy, care-free times you had as a kid!

Read: Variety film review

Related Tips:
Tip#906: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 1 - Top 10 Movies 
Tip#909: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 2 - The Little Prince 
Tip#917: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 3 - Joy 
Tip#928: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 4 - Hector and the Search for Happiness
Tip#1082: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 5 - The Florida Project
Tip#1083: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 6 – I, Tonya 
Tip#1084: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 7 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 

Tip#494: Keep Childlike Wonder Alive - Steve Jobs – Real Steel
Tip#422: Keep Your Playful Imagination Alive – Imagine That


Remember How Movies Can Help You: 
A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Inspiration & Epiphanies

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker & Resilience Expert
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