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The Bathtub (2012)

The Bathtub aka ‘Beasts of The Southern Wild’

‘I see that I am a little piece of a big, big universe, and that makes it right”. – Hushpuppy

“The whole universe depends on everything fitting together just right. If one piece busts, even the smallest piece… the entire universe will get busted.” – Hushpuppy

Love and Blessings,

Lo (Enigmaress)

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The Egg By Andy Weir


Video Based On ‘THE EGG’ By Andy Weir. Directed By Jon Jonson

THE EGG: (Original)
Creative Writing By ANDY WEIR

It was a car accident.
Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless.
You left behind a wife and two children.It was a painless death.
The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail.
You were on your way home when you died.
Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.
And that’s when you met me.

“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”
“You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.
“There was a… a truck and it was skidding…”
“Yup,” I said.
“I… I died?”
“Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies,” I said.
You looked around. There was nothingness. Just YOU and ME.
“What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the afterlife?”
“More or less,” I said.
“Are you god?” You asked.
“Yup,” I replied. “I’m God.”
“My kids… my wife,” you said.
“What about them?”
“Will they be all right?”
“That’s what I like to see,” I said.
“You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff right there.”
You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man.
Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.
“Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way.
They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”
“Oh,” you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”
“Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”
“Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right,”
“All religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me.”
You followed along as we strode through the void.
“Where are we going?”
“Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.”
“So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby.
So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.
“Not so!” I said. “You have WITHIN you ALL THE KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCES of all your past lives.
You just don’t remember them right now.”
I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders.
Your SOUL is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine.
A human MIND can only contain A TINY FRACTION of what YOU are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it’s hot or cold. You put A TINY PART OF YOURSELF INTO THE VESSEL, and when you bring it back out, you’ve gained all the experiences it had. 
“You’ve been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. If we hung out here for long enough, you’d start remembering everything. But there’s no point to doing that between each life.”
“How many times have I been reincarnated, then?”
“Oh lots. Lots and lots. An in to lots of different lives.” I said.
“This time around, you’ll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 AD.”
“Wait, what?” You stammered. “You’re sending me back in time?”
“Well, I guess technically. TIME, as you know it, only exists in YOUR UNIVERSE.
Things are different where I come from.”
“Where you come from?” You said.
“Oh sure,” I explained “I come from somewhere. Somewhere else. And there are OTHERS like me.
I know you’ll want to know what it’s like there, but honestly you wouldn’t understand.”“Oh,” you said, a little let down.
“But wait. If I get reincarnated to other places in time, I could have interacted with myself at some point.”
“Sure. Happens all the time. And with both lives only aware of their own lifespan you don’t even know it’s happening.”
“So what’s the point of it all?”
“Seriously?” I asked. “Seriously? You’re asking me for the meaning of life? Isn’t that a little stereotypical?”
“Well it’s a reasonable question,” you persisted.
I looked you in the eye.
 “THE MEANING OF LIFE, the REASON I made this whole universe, is for YOU to mature.”
“You mean mankind? You want us to mature?”
“No, JUST YOU. I MADE THIS WHOLE UNIVERSE FOR YOU. 
With each new life you grow and mature and become a larger and greater intellect.”
“JUST ME? What about everyone else?”
“There is NO ONE ELSE,” I said. “In THIS UNIVERSE, there’s just YOU and ME.”
You stared blankly at me. “But ALL the people on earth…”
“ALL YOU. Different incarnations of YOU.”
“Wait. I’m EVERYONE!?”
“Now you’re getting it,” I said, with a congratulatory slap on the back.
“I’M EVERY HUMAN BEING WHO EVER LIVED?”
“Or who will ever live, yes.”
“I’m Abraham Lincoln?”
“And YOU’RE John Wilkes Booth, too,” I added.
“I’m Hitler?” You said, appalled.
“And YOU’RE the millions he killed.”
“I’m Jesus?”
“And YOU’RE everyone who followed him.”
You fell silent.
“Every time YOU VICTIMIZED someone,” I said, “YOU were VICTIMIZING YOURSELF. 
Every act of KINDNESS YOU’VE done, YOU’VE done to YOURSELFEvery HAPPY and SAD moment ever experienced by ANY HUMAN was, or will be, experienced by YOU.”

You thought for a long time.

“Why?” You asked me. “Why do all this?”
“Because someday, YOU will become like ME. Because that’s what YOU are.

YOU’RE one of my kind. YOU’RE my child.”
“Whoa,” you said, incredulous. “You mean I’m a god?”
“No. Not yet. You’re a fetus. YOU’RE still growing. Once YOU’VE lived every human life throughout all time, YOU will have grown enough to be born.”
“So the whole universe,” you said, “it’s just…”
“An egg.” I answered.
“Now it’s time for YOU to move on to YOUR NEXT LIFE.”And I sent you on your way.

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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Spirituality And Growth

 

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The Biological Advantage of Being Awestruck

The Biological Advantage of Being Awestruck

Video Created By Jason Silva
1) The ideas of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey who has written of “THE BIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE OF BEING AWESTRUCK”. Basically, our ability to awe was biologically selected for by evolution because it imbues our lives with sense of cosmic significance that has resulted in a species that works harder not just to survive but to flourish and thrive…

“Humphrey refers to consciousness as a magic show that you stage for yourself inside your head, which lights up the world and makes you feel special and transcendent… this magical theater provides a reason to live, a love of occupying the present moment, and a desire to sustain it into the future, that over time has proved stronger than anything else, and accounts for humanity’s swift and triumphant success–

Humphrey says “being enchanted by the magic of experience, rather than being just an aid to survival, provides an essential incentive to survive.”

“We relish just being here. We feel “the yen to confirm and renew, in small ways or large, our own occupancy of the present moment, to go deeper, to extend it, to revel in being there, and when we have the skill, to celebrate it in words..”

Our desire to understand brings exquisite pleasure… and feeds our exploratory voyage, our scientific inquiry, our technological development, and even our poetic self-regard..

More: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703858404576214771893335998.html

2) The Stanford study that found that AWE is clinically good for you, expanding perception of time, increasing compassion and empathy and promoting well being:

More: theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/study-awe-inspiring-experiences-change-ou­r-perception-of-time/260138/

3) Ross Andersen’s rapturous meditation on the ontological awakening of our psyches provided by the Hubble Space Telescope: “At first glancing the Deep FIELD “one might mistake it for gemstones scattered across black velvet, but a closer look reveals that each smudge of light, 2,600 in all, is a galaxy dense with billions of star-fired worlds, pinwheeling in deep time. … To that point, astronomy had imaged objects only four billion light years away, and poorly at that. Here a telescope reached 11 and a half billion light years into space and delivered an image legible to the layman: an unprecedented expansion of human vision.”

More: lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=331

**Music by John Murphy – “Kaneda’s Death Pt 2” from Sunshine Soundtrack
itunes.apple.com/us/album/sunshine-music-from-motion/id297702863

**Featuring Stock Footage from Shutterstock
Still images courtesy of THE IMAGINARY FOUNDATION – imaginaryfoundation.com/
And clips from Knate Myers’ “ISS at Night” featuring NASA images: vimeo.com/45878034

Camera: Liam O’ Sullivan
Edited by Jess Betz and Jason Silva
Shot and edited at BRAVO MEDIA – bravomediainc.com/

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Umoja, Amani Na Baraka (Honoring The Cradle of Mankind)

Umoja, Amani Na Baraka (Honoring The Cradle of Mankind)

Translation:
Umoja = Unity
Amani = Peace
Baraka = Blessings

Im just another you… We are all connected, we are all making our journey back to innocence. Everyone and everything is just a reflection of who you really are, everyone is just reminding you that we came from the same divine Source and shall one day return home to this beautiful source.

Be good to yourself and to everyone around you.
Thank you for blessing me
In Love, Peace and Blessings,

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Africa, Art And Creativity, Spirituality And Growth

 

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Descendants (Short Film)

A Short Film from Heiko van der Scherm,
Descendants“ is a 14 minute animated short film, about ‘The Wish of Attaining The Unattainable’ and about the fact that ‘Something GOOD Can Evolve from Something EVIL’

The 2 main characters are flowers (voiced by Whoopi Goldberg and Christy Scott Cashman)
Who grow on the edge of a clearing next to one another.
One is old and jaded by a mysterious history.
The other one still young, vivid and curious.

Destiny has brought these two together and it seems as if they would exist without possibility for change, until one day a visitor to the clearing brings something unexpected to their lives…

3D Core Team:
Heiko van der Scherm
Writer, Director, Design, Modeling

Bernhard Haux
Character TD Flower main actors

Goro Fujita
Supervising Animator

Felix Graf
Animator

Holger Schönberger
Pipeline, Shading, Lighting, Compositing

Time Frame:
Production Time
(First Script to Final Short Film)
3 Years

Work Time:
Full time (6 Days A Week)
0.75 – 1.5 Years per Core Person

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Posted by on June 6, 2011 in Art And Creativity, Spirituality And Growth

 

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Fallen To Earth (Short Film)

A little meteor learns the biggest lesson of life on it’s way down to earth…

Fallen To Earth (Short Film) 
Short Film By Wolfram Kampffmeyer
Compositing by Sebastian Nozon.
Music and sound design by David Christiansen.
Produced by Stina McNicholas at Filmakademie Baden Württemberg
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As my bestfriend taught me about LIFE:
That it is always about the JOURNEY AND NOT about the DESTINATION:
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 “The road of life twists and turns
And no two directions are ever the same.
Yet our lessons come from the JOURNEY,
NOT the DESTINATION.”
 Don Williams, Jr.
(American Novelist and Poet, b.1968)

“Focus on the JOURNEY, not THE DESTINATION.
Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
 Greg Anderson
American best-selling Author
Founder of the American Wellness Project.,
b.1964

“Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world.
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before.
Let your soul take you where you long to be…
Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar,
And you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.”
Erich Fromm
German born American
Social Philosopher and Psychoanalyst,
1900-1980

“It is good to have an end to a JOURNEY toward;
but it is the JOURNEY that matters, in the end”
 Ursula K. LeGuin
American Writer
Best known for Tales of Science Fiction,
 b.1929

“Too often we are so preoccupied
with the DESTINATION,
we forget the JOURNEY.”
Unknown

Peace & Blessings
Lo (Enigmaress)

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Posted by on June 2, 2011 in Art And Creativity

 

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