Sunday, December 02, 2018

Tip#1123: Learning to Love Yourself, Part 3 - Ralph Breaks the Internet

I just had a fantastic, productive week and it’s thanks to a powerful personal growth workshop called the Radical Self-Love Workshop at Shift Collab! It was hosted by Melissa di Fonzo and Elizabeth Wilson who guided us through empowering group discussions of where we are each stuck in our lives, a mirror/affirmations exercise and a sound bath using two crystal bowls.

We each felt so energized that some of us went for lunch afterwards at the vegetarian restaurant Fresh on Bloor. We continued our lively discussions over a delicious meal where I shared examples of my artworks. Their enthusiastic reactions to my art felt extra meaningful because of the self-love workshop results. See my art:

The day got even better when, right after lunch, we bumped into actor Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings Trilogy)! I had a short, enjoyable chat with Viggo and then told me he was doing a surprise Q&A for his new film Green Book at The Varsity Cinemas. I got a selfie with him and then rejoined my workshop group who were waiting nearby. To my surprise Viggo ran up to us to tell me the time of the screening. I was so in awe that he did that! He was so thoughtful and a really nice guy!

I believe this chance meeting was more results of the amazing personal growth workshop. It felt like magic especially considering Viggo played the title character of Best Picture Oscar winner The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. I felt this brush with greatness was a mirror for my own greatness that had been battered over years due to struggles with clinical depression, SAD and other life crisis. The self-love exercises were designed to help let go of these negative thoughts and feelings. This is a continual process so thankfully there are movies that also help us to get unstuck in life and can mirror our inner strengths!

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

The computer-animated comedy film, Ralph Breaks the Internet, continues the adventures of video game bad guy Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit/car racer Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) as they travel into the World Wide Web to save her video game world with the help of Shank (Gal Gadot). This highly entertaining movie is filled with hilarious scenes and pop culture cameos from Disney films as well as the films of Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel Comics and The Muppets. See: movie trailer

Inspiring Themes:
• Follow a Passion or Dream
• Perseverance
• Resilience
Indestructible Optimism
• Letting Go
• Teamwork
• Supportive Relationships
• Learning about the Internet

This movie is absolutely jam packed full of recognizable characters and that it definitely requires repeat viewings! One example that’s seen in the film’s promos is the gathering of Disney princess characters in one room that include Cinderella, Snow White, Pocahontas and more. It was also fun to see so many internet brands like eBay, Google, Facebook, Twitter and so many more!

Ralph and Vanellope are once again a lot of fun together and they take their friendship further with a brilliant life lesson of how our negative thoughts and emotions can multiple in strength and destroys relationships and the world around us. Without giving away details this life lesson is about letting go of these destructive thoughts and refocus on the positives in life. And as I learned the core answer is learning to love one’s self more and unconditionally.

Sometimes when we lose our way in life or relationships it’s the perfect time to pause and look in the mirror. The external problems we face could have been created by unresolved pain stuck in our minds and bodies. Thankfully there are many personal growth resources like books, coaches and workshops we can explore to help us be more kinder and loving to ourselves. And thankfully we have movies to help mirror our inner strengths and greatness to move forward in life!

Related Tips:
Tip#630: Learning to Love Yourself – Angel-A 
Tip#1029: Learning to Love Yourself, Part 2 – How To Be Single
Tip#1123: Learning to Love Yourself, Part 3 - Ralph Breaks the Internet

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