I really enjoyed this video as it is based on one of my favorite movies, Vanilla Sky, which is a rather twisting and turning movie that needs to be experienced many times. Yet, I still do not completely understand it, which makes it great.
Only about the first 1:30 of the above video is relevant to what I want you to away from it (other than I love the acoustic sound of The Elevator Beat by Nancy Wilson). The power is in the question when explored deeply. The power is asking yourself the right questions. Take some time out of your busy life and ponder the following questions. You might be surprised of what doors they lead to.
These are quotes from the movie Vanilla Sky:
Every passing minute, is a chance to turn it all around.
So too often do we get caught up in things that are unimportant, things that do not cause us happiness.
Start looking at time in a new perspective. Start looking at time as a value, an asset. You have the chance, every second, to leverage this asset to your benefit. What are you going to do with it? Imagine you are in the final days of your lifeâ€¦What do you want to be remembered for? What do you want your kids and grandkids to remember you for? How are you going to use time on your side? Do you have integrity to your values? Do you have values? These are important questions you should ask yourself. Always remember “Every passing minute, is a chance to turn it all around.”
What is any life without the pursuit of a dream?
Do you have a dream? Open your mind like when you were a kid. Be free to dream and be mindful of how your body reacts when you imagine and dream. Do you get that feeling in your stomach, that knot in your throat, that “feeling?” Dreams make us feel vibrant and alive. Dreams are what we want to experience.
Do you have a purpose in life? Where is your life heading? Learn to dream again. Learn to be a kid again. What is any life without the pursuit of a dream? Are you living if you do not have a dream?
What is happiness to you?
What in your life, causes you to be happy? How can you repeat these causes consistently in your life to achieve happiness? Is happiness a never ending reach? Is living to your life’s values, mission, and goals happiness? Is happiness traveling across the world? Is happiness spending time with your family? Is happiness caused from internal actions? Can we find happiness in ourselves?
How can we multiply our happiness with simple changes? What unimportant and stressful things can we cut from our life, so that we can make more room for the causes of our happiness?
Open your eyes.
By being mindful and present in the moment, then can you look inside yourself for happiness. Be aware of your emotions and what is causing them. You can become more aware and mindful with discipline and practice. With discipline and practice, you can become aware of your emotions and your body. Your body sends physiological symptoms of stress and happiness. Its called somatization. Emotions are contagious. Fear increases your heart rate, your blood pressure, your muscle start to tense up; your brain conjures up more fear. Be aware of what is causing it and take action to eliminate it. Be aware when you are focusing on anxiety and fear. What you focus on, results in your actions, results in your emotions.
Just a few questions to deeply ponder.