Life includes hundreds of daily choices. We make those choices somewhat mindlessly. The film proposes what can happen if we begin to make those choices mindfully. Our thoughts are not our feelings. There is a space between our thoughts and what we feel based upon those thoughts. If we feel low, what thought is making us feel low? When we react to any situation, it begins with a thought and then a feeling emerges. Just knowing these things can assist us in slowing down the process, and choosing differently. We literally get to make a new choice which feeds our happiness quotient.
There are many tools introduced in the film and a course is offered at the end of the movie. There are many paths leading to our shift. Consistency is key, repetition is a must, and including a daily practice with whatever tools one chooses is paramount. One interviewee shared a practice which stuck with me. It came from Hawaii originally. She broke it down to 5 minutes daily of repeating these 4 sentences:
I am sorry.
I forgive you.
I love you.
I wrote these 4 sentences down on my iphone notes area and then repeated them out loud. This is a simple tool that I can do! It takes just a few minutes to repeat these over and over again and the sentences are short, easy to remember. The woman sharing these 4 sentences said that even if we were hurt by our parents or our deep circle of love, we can be sorry, sorry that they were so misguided and evil. We can forgive them in order to set ourselves free from the repetitive bondage which traps the thoughts and the negative feelings garnered from those thoughts. We can thank them for the lessons learned, however difficult the path was. I love you despite your misconceptions of right or wrong actions. I love myself despite my other past choices as well. I began practicing these 4 sentences and will add them to my daily mindful practice. Let us see what happens!
I invite you to do the same.
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