The Tao of Hollywood – Success Clues From the Movies
Written by : Barnet Bain
Category : bliss tips
From time to time I am asked what makes a ‘spiritual’ movie? I would love to hear from anyone who can offer an answer. Until then I hope this will do. For all of us learning to generate magical lives, do movies reveal a clue?
If the primary reason we are here in the first place is to remember who we are; to ourselves, to each other, to the whole She-bang, then maybe it is our destiny, I hope, to understand and achieve success. To learn to consciously create it. So I am always alert for tips.
Here then, some clues to enlightenment I found in the dark.
From ACTION HEROES I get what it means to live every moment as if it is my last. To be engaged, involved and committed to a cause. To participate with honor. And the importance of get-up-and-go.
LOVE STORIES unfold in enchanted pockets of gracious giving and
receiving. They foster my compassion for the loss and hurts of others;
physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Very different from opportunism
and entitlement. They tease open my heart and mind.
SPACE OPERAS AND SCI-FI help me see past the world of form. Beneath
the veneer of every alien civilization and dimension await shared universal
tests. How do I make a difference? What maps do I make to ease the way
for myself and others? To be More. Live more. Stretch more. Forgive
more. And what am I prepared to move beyond (or leave behind) to access
the Force within. To go boldly into the unknown.
From DRAMA I connect with the feelings of others. How do I deal with my
own relationships: spouse, children, friends, boss, colleagues? With
myself? Higher Self? God/Goddess/All That Is? When I can recognize
myself in another person it increases my response-abilty.
COMEDIES always force me to wonder why I take myself so seriously.
Funny movies remind me to laugh. To find humor in the frantic dance I do
for love without remembering I am loved all along. To shrug off mistakes,
and lighten up.
HORROR MOVIES AND WAR FILMS have lots to reveal about what is
dark in me as well as what is light. Often pointing to judgements or
emotions that are not fully expressed, or I am denying altogether. Movies
that arouse strong feelings of antipathy in me are always a sure sign of
resistances, fears, and blockages to my growth that persist below the
waterline of my awareness. What I resist persists.
Hollywood producer and success coach Barnet Bain has earned a reputation for celebrating the human spirit in films including The Celestine Prophecy, What Dreams May Come, Jesus, Homeless to Harvard. Upcoming productions are Richard Bach’s Illusions and Milton’s Secret by Eckhart Tolle and Robert Friedman. Barnet’s latest, The Lost and Found Family is now available at your local video store. To inquire about inviting Barnet to speak at your next event, contact The Tao of Hollywood at (323) 656-8829.