Sunday, August 29, 2021

Tip#1256: The Recipe For Resilience, Part 62 – Free Guy

This is Day 531 of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Toronto, Canada. 

We’ve been having a heat wave so I’m in summer vacation mode. At the same time many profound, mystical and magical things have been happening that are being shared on my two Instagram accounts for Food and Films (@motivatorman1 and @moviesformotivation). 

It actually started with finding those amazing BluRay box sets at a thrift store I wrote about in the previous blog post (see #1255). Soon after, there was one day I was feeling stuck in my work and life and needed guidance. To clear my head I went on a walk through a forest, sat on a park bench and then sent a prayer for help out to God and the universe. Despite the very hot day, I listened to my inner voice and continued to walk down neighborhood streets not knowing exactly where I was headed. 

Along the way I came across two homes giving away free books and DVDs on their front lawns. I knew that whatever I chose were divine answers to my prayer. First, these free treasures immediately lifted my mood. Second, one of the finds was an old childhood book I loved called Curious George and this would connect later with advice I received from Steffi Black, a friend and life coach. See: Steffi Black Coaching

She told me a week before about this “What If” concept that could help me face my challenges. I was already watching the new Marvel animated TV series What If so I loved this wonderful synchronicity! The concept was about being curious to train my brain and mood to focus on the possibilities such as “What if I got my dream job as a Food Influencer and Content Creator?”. It was about getting into a curious mindset. 

And so finding the Curious George book was a fantastic message from the universe to practice being curious and create more “What If” statements every day. Doing this immediately led to more synchronicities like a friend’s unexpected invitation to go back to a movie theatre. It’s been over 18 months since quarantine started back in March 2020. My friend suggested seeing Free Guy and I just knew the film would have more key life lessons for me! 

Free Guy (2021) 

The science fiction action comedy film, Free Guy, is about a bank teller named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) who discovers that he is actually a background character in a video game and becomes the hero of the story to save his friends from deletion by the game's creator Antwan (Taika Waititi). This visually explosive movie was filled with hilarious moments and lively characters played by Reynolds, Waititi and Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, and Utkarsh Ambudkar also star in the film.
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This highly entertaining film had elements of The Truman Show, The Matrix, Groundhog Day, Wreck-It-Ralph and Ready Player One. And along with the dazzling visual effects there were a number of life lessons that spoke to me:

• Take a risk to break free of an old, routine life
• Freeing your mind to see amazing, new possibilities
• Using adversity to build skills sets and new experiences
• Maintaining indestructible optimism
• Believing and finding true love 

Seeing this film helped me ask myself, “What if I could break free of being stuck in my life loop?” and “What if I could have a blissful new life like Guy?” or “What if I had the same courage as the hero of this film?” 

There is a feeling of safety being stuck in a routine life. But if you make a decision to break free then that’s a fantastic step towards a more satisfying life. The next steps will come synchronistically. Just get into a curious mindset and just ask yourself: “What if…?” 

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Related Tips:
Part 1 – COVID-19 – 6 Movie Tips
Part 2 – COVID-19 – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Part 3 – COVID-19 – The Biggest Little Farm

Part 4 – COVID-19 – This Is the End

Part 5 – COVID-19 – Runaway Bride

Part 6 – Splash

Part 7 – Julie & Julia

Part 8 – Paris Can Wait

Part 9 – The Client 

Part 10 – The Old Guard

Part 11 – The Farmer’s Daughter
Part 12 – Amélie

Part 13 – Hail the Conquering Hero – The Lady Eve

Part 14 – Back To School

Part 15 – Project Power – An American Pickle

Part 16 – The Secret: Dare to Dream 

Part 17 – Chadwick Boseman – 42 – Black Panther
Part 18 – Phenomenon
Part 19 – Mulan 2020
Part 20 – Waitress - Labor Day - Michael

Part 21 – Enola Holmes
Part 22 – Kiss the Ground
Part 23 – Top 5 Inspiring Thanksgiving Movie Scenes
Part 24 – Hubie Halloween 
Part 25 – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Part 26 – The Queen’s Gambit   
Part 27 – Trading Places 
Part 28 – Greenland 
Part 29 – Logan’s Run 
Part 30 – Moonstruck 

Part 31 – Remember the Night
Part 32 – Tenet
Part 33 – Noel 
Part 34 – Soul
Part 35 – Feel Good Energy of Movies & TV Shows 
Part 36 – Last Holiday 1950 & 2006 
Part 37 – Synchronic 
Part 38 – Appetite for Love 
Part 39 – Tomorrowland
Part 40 – Cinderella 2015

Part 41 – Top Secret! – Real Genius 
Part 42 – Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind 
Part 43 – Coming 2 America
Part 44 – In & Of Itself 
Part 45 – Zack Snyder’s Justice League 
Part 46 – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Part 47 – Bill & Ted Face the Music 
Part 48 – Housesitter 
Part 49 – Tampopo
Part 50 – You’ll Never Get Rich 

Part 51 – The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Part 52 – Avatar 2009 – Forest Bathing 
Part 53 – WarGames  
Part 54 – Oxygen 
Part 55 – Cruella 
Part 56 – History is Made at Night 
Part 57 – The Celestine Prophecy 
Part 58 – The More the Merrier 
Part 59 – Born a Champion 
Part 60 – Chef  

Part 61 – Night at the Museum Trilogy 

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