You can watch it here via mediacast. Below are my film comments on the most important parts of the film and the parts of our class related to the film in parentheses. I think this film is a great inspiring way to summarize our class and apply it to your life. But come back and visit again, review again, and remind us of our class lessons. As you get older and more experienced, they will mean different things to you. This applies to all lessons in our class, so I hope you will remain one of my students and one of my teachers. Peace and love for you
This documentary was made by Tom Shadyac, writer / director of many Hollywood great films: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, Liar Liar, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Allmighty, Patch Adams, Accepted and I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry. After a serious injury, Shadyac asks, “What’s wrong with the world? And what can we do about it? ”
“For humanity to survive, it will require a new way of thinking“- Albert Einstein
Science has recently begun to prove what ancient myths and religion have always supported: there can be such a thing as the life force.
Lynne McTaggart, a tireless investigative journalist, reveals a radical new biological paradigm: that at our fundamental level, the human mind and body are not separate and separated from the environment, but a package of pulsating forces constantly interacting with this vast sea of energy.
The field is a highly readable scientific detective story that presents a stunning picture of an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory that makes sense of supernatural phenomena.
David Suzuki is the author of Holy Balance
Author of Thom Hartmann’s book The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
Elizabet Sahtouris, an evolutionary biologist, author of Gaia’s Dance
Science is history. It changes over time. Part of the history of science since the Enlightenment is that humans are like machines; we are made of materials and we are mechanical. We operate in the world on that premise. This is how we divide each other and our world.
“Be suspicious of what you want.” -Rumi
Indigenous Americans noticed this way of thinking when Europeans first came to America. They have the word “wetico,” which means a kind of cannibalism where one culture eats or destroys the way of life of another culture.
“One of the stories told to us is that we live in a reliable, well-behaved universe that works predictably independently of each other.
We tell ourselves the truth and the lie. The truth is that we need a small amount of physical things to be happy: warmth, shelter, food, friendship. The lie is that if so many things make you happy, it will make you twice as happy and ten times as happy.
A lonely person is impossible. We have emerged as a community of people. We are completely and utterly dependent on other people to be human. The truth is that we are because we belong.
We are ready to respond mercifully to the troubles of others. This is our DNA. We are born to be equal and democratic. We are born to respect each other, to be a community, to be the guardians of our brother. We are ready to respond mercifully to the troubles of others.
From time to time, when we serve others, we actually discover deep satisfaction, ecstasy that is not the opposite.
We perform better in a state of love and compassion. Positive states benefit you; they literally update your physiology. Anger makes us stupid. It suppresses our thinking. Our heart is our main point of access to the higher self.
“What was said to the rose to open it was told here to my chest.”
We are all connected to the same energy field. We are not alone. The field is the only reality.
Sensitivity is the cause of uplift; the mere presence here is a reason to celebrate. Grief is also a form of celebration. The rose celebrates by falling to the ground, and the clouds by crying.
It was easy to love God in all that is beautiful. But lessons of deeper knowledge taught me to accept God in everything.
I was with the Dalai Lama and asked him, what is the most important meditation we can do? He said, “Critical thinking followed by action.” Understand the world and find out how your talents can make the world a better place. Each of us must do what makes our hearts sing, because no one will want to do that to us unless we are passionate and inspired.
Every word you utter affects another person, but you don’t know it. Change happens because of a million tiny deeds …. You can’t be neutral on a moving train.
“There is only one way to eat an elephant; piece at a time. So, you can’t do anything about global poverty, but we can do something about that guy out there.
Because you see, remember, the sea is just a drop of water that has merged …
God says, “You know what? I have nothing but you.”
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