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Living in a new world – Days at home (51)

Wednesday already. This week is passing quickly. That’s good, right?

I watched ‘A Hidden Life’ last night, a 3 hour movie. I don’t normally like long movies, but it was a very good, very intense movie, which I also recommend to anyone given the time you have on your hands 😉 That’s of course if you do.

I managed to sign up for another coaching course which helps me coaching stress and burn out prevention. A topic I am interested in, and you hear a lot on my podcastpodcast recently.

The boys had a good day today actually. They seem to engage well, and the mood is great. Just something (good) in the air, not sure, but things seem to lighten up. Fingers crossed.

I kind of love some good music videos. This one was shared in a popular sales newsletter by Revcelerate (Thanks Phil!) and I thought I re-share it. Times like these, ey?

I am sure I have more pictures again tomorrow. We have been on our daily walks in the country side and things seem more normal. All good I suppose, and things are moving, aren’t they.

Yet, there is a lot to sort out still.

But we will get there. Of course we will.
Never ever give up!

Stay safe!

Living in a new world – Days at home (22)

Hey, welcome back.

The boys are still off school, and we can certainly say we have had a relaxing Easter. A couple of BBQs, a nice walk, some ‘body work’ on the beetle and yes, just some time to switch off, a fire, a movie, lots of nice wine, and a run. Wow.

Walks seem to be a daily occurrence now, so even the boys love them.

You almost think what’s not to like, but for me there is so much to live for. Yes, I’d love more freedom of movement and more opportunity to find an income source, but in the meantime we make do with what we have. There is plenty of food, we are healthy and that’s all that matters. Being thankful daily for what we have.

Below some impressions. I wanted to write more today, but it has been a busier start back than anticipated.

Avatar

In 2009 there was this amazing movie in the cinemas called “Avatar”. The story line is described as “When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge’s intentions of driving off the native humanoid “Na’vi” in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na’vi people with the use of an “avatar” identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand – and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.”

Is that how I would describe it? There are these aliens, they are tall blue and very clever. And, most of all, they live in harmony with nature. They connect to all animals via neurons and through that to their environment and mother nature. It is like they are all plugged into a big brain, or as Jung would have described it the greater unconscious.

Mother earth is holy. Like Indians or nature lovers, they would never harm anyone in the eco system for profit, money or any other worldly goods. However, anyone threatening the ecosystem must be destroyed.

This movie might just pick up a lot of common themes but it also makes you think that there seems to be a way of life out there that allows for living in great harmony with nature and yourself. A way that allows people to connect to each other for a greater good. The thought of happiness and hippy spirit comes to mind, and the idea that if you want to live in a great community, you are able to do so.

What they live of? They don’t seem to work or eat in the movie, but maybe that is not important. Not for the movie but maybe not for us either. Maybe the harmony and happiness takes care of hunger and worldly (dis-)satisfactions. I don’t know.

I only watched that movie once. It shows greed and destruction. Mean humans that cannot accept other people (aliens’) way of living and need to destroy something to gain more for themselves. Ruthlessness. A bit of Vietnam in there if you ask me and a whole lot of happiness.

For my part, I loved watching every minute of it. So I ordered it in order to watch it again next weekend.

The curious case of…

…Benjamin Button.

It has been a few days since I watched the movie, however it was a great movie to watch.

“Button” line is that someone is born but looks like he is old and with the years grows younger. Falls in love with a woman that grows old and they meet in the middle for a few years.

Whoever has seen the movie, you know what I mean.

I find it fascinating. Imagine you look better from day to day. Less grey hair, more women that run after you (if you look like Brad Pitt anyway) and you feeling better too. However, what is worse?

Thinking of going through puberty backwards and starting to wet the bed or growing old and wetting the bed and stop remembering what happened. It is an interesting thought to see how things could be different, if time runs backwards.

But, is it not all in our head? Isn’t it our mind which tells us what to think, how young to feel, and how to deal with life? Is it not our perception and life experience that makes it more worthwhile every day? If Brad Pitt had started with the experience and age but became younger and less experienced, e.g. a real backward journey, would the movie still have the same effect?

I don’t want to spoil the end – however life is similar on both ends, isn’t it? And, you are never to old to start all over again and make things happen. Really!

Yes you can – anyone can if you are ready and motivated. Whatever you can achieve, go for it!

Have a great night,
Volker