Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tip#1084: Connecting with Your Inner Child, Part 7 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

For the past several days I’ve loved watching my favourite part of the recent 90th Academy Awards show over and over again! The video clip featured host Jimmy Kimmel leading Hollywood stars like Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill and Margot Robbie walk into the theatre across the street and surprise the moviegoers. These stars were like excited, giddy kids while the audience members erupted into ecstatic joy at their presence!

See clip: Jimmy Kimmel and Oscars Stars Surprise Moviegoers
See clip: Behind the Scenes - Jimmy Kimmel and Oscars Stars Surprise Moviegoers 

This Oscar moment really touched my “happy inner child” and wished I was in that audience. While at the same time I had been experiencing revelations about my “wounded inner child” thanks to the fantastic audiobook, Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child by Thich Nhat Hanh. The avalanche of insights I’ve been receiving from these Buddhist practices mirror what I’ve been learning about “reparenting” psychotherapy. These practices say that in order to break free of chronic blocks in life you need to reconnect and rescue your inner wounded 5 to 7-year-old. See previous tip#1083 

One of my early motivational speaker topics was called Peeling Your Inner Onion and it was about finding the courage to go back in time, peel away the layers and find the original causes to reoccurring problems in life. And ever since I committed myself to this task it’s been a long journey of peeling my inner onion, crying along the way, and getting closer to the root of my challenges. Thankfully I always have the perfect movies that show up to encourage me and light my path!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

The adventure, comedy, fantasy, film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, is about four teenagers who are sucked into a magical video game and the only way to escape is to face their individual fears and work together to finish the game. This highly entertaining movie is a perfect balance of action, humour and life lessons with clever scenarios for each of the characters to face sides of themselves that cause anxiety and low self-esteem. See: movie trailer

I was so surprised at how much I enjoyed this movie! The performances of the actors playing the four game avatars of the teenagers, Dwayne Johnson/Alex Wolff, Kevin Hart/Ser'Darius Blain, Karen Gillian/Morgan Turner and Jack Black/ Madison Iseman were often mesmerizing because they were the same four teenagers but in different bodies/avatars. And you get to see how each avatar rescues their wounded inner child and each other.

The personal growth messages and life lessons were both fun to watch but also heartwarming and insightful. They were inspiring and motivational because they made me think about areas I’m stuck in my life and felt encouraged that I could rewrite these fears with courage and confidence. I highly recommend you see this because one of the characters may be an ideal cinematic role model for you.

Inspiring Themes:
• Perseverance
• Resilience
• Indestructible Optimism
• Courage
• Confidence
• Self-Worth & Self-Esteem 
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Supportive Relationships
• Strategic Thinking
• Facing Fears

Facing your fears may not be your first choice for dealing with life problems. But one day you may realize this fear originated in your childhood and the only way to break free is to face your fears and rescue your wounded inner child. Just remember you are never alone. You will find the resources and people you need. And you will always find the perfect films to mirror your inner strengths to persevere!

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

• READ: Top 10 Inspiring Movies for Managing Depression
• READ: Emmanuel & Depression featured in The Toronto Star
• LISTEN: Emmanuel's CBC Radio Interview on Movie Messages of Hope: The Fresh Air Show
• WATCH: Uplifting Movie Montage produced by Emmanuel Lopez!
• DISCOVER: 8 Creative Tools for Motivation & Depression

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

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker
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