Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Part 1: Thoughts on Movie - "Stranger than Fiction"

I thought just for fun that I would place some of my intuitive seeing on the movie, "Stranger than Fiction," which is the story of a man named Harold Crick. It is a written story that is being played out in his living-life. The story lives in a voice that seems to be dependent on the actions he takes. The author who is writing the story seems to be pulling Harold’s cards, so to speak and depicting his every move.

I liked some of the quotes in the movie. For example: "Harold, himself is perpetuating the story. Some move forward by external events and crisis."...Amazingly true is it not? Some people need the external events or conditions and even crisis. But can we begin to look deeper into the bigger picture and, like Harold, change our destiny, our genes, and our programs etc?


Another quote: "If I go through the door, the plot continues, the story is me going through the door. If I stay the story ends." Wow, I loved this. Could it be that in Harold’s awakening there is a discovery of self? Perhaps his interaction is discovering that he is ultimately responsible for the outcome of his choices. I mean, think about it, watching the first part of the movie Harold is “the conventional Harold” with a self-rigid pattern of sameness. In the same way, he would have taken the medical prescription and the first advice of the counselor. He would have not considered thinking for himself because he was not accustomed to utilizing his own emotional intelligence; those parts of his self that desires creativity and the thinking processes of observation. You might consider doing a little googling on the words “Emotional Intelligence” in order to understand greater what I am saying. We can talk about that later, should you like.

Nevertheless, in Harold’s new experience and recognition of “self”, he is no longer attached to the conventional ways of thinking. Then, you might consider if he is questioning his very own existence? Yes! Consequently, he gets some “other than” advice from the counselor as he dialogues his own existence back to her. Is it possible that he is writing the story while at the same time allowing his story to feed back to him the correct answers? Might we call this “Harold stepping out of the box”, so to speak?

Measuring Expressions

Following the counselors advice Harold seeks out a person of literature; one who knows the understanding of expression and the idea of connecting those thoughts. After careful analogy and observation of Harold’s story, the sequence and management of what is taking place, the professor announces to Harold that he needs to journal and write down what he hears. Hence, with this Harold can begin to measure his own expressions in order to better understand what is being said from the voice he is hearing. Together they begin a journey of connecting the dots of Harold’s new found dilemma. Again, Harold is drawing the connections and answers as he becomes more responsible to look at his life in a different way. Likewise, he seemingly is living and creating the outcome. I wonder if we don’t do that with our choices. If so it would certainly take deleting the word “victim” from our language, would it not? After all, if we are no longer victims what good would that word do? Of course, we would then have to create some new words because the flavor of the old understandings would be gone.

Parallel Worlds

Until Harold began experiencing his own book, (the book of Harold), both written and lived, his life was basically operated in a controlled atmosphere. Essentially his patterns were the same every day and that is how he was known not only to himself but to everyone. It appears that Harold was merely walking as though he was alive and yet he was dead (asleep.) In other words, new possibilities were not a part of his thinking until a shift of time, which included a wrist-watch, began. As a consequence his life story began to live in such a fashion that would alter his previous beliefs. The story of his life, the parallel worlds, was beginning to bleed through his own existence. The narrator is one of them.

I wonder how many people feel that they are living a story that is not necessarily their own or as if they are the movie? You know that movie with Jim Carry, “The Truman Show” – On the air – Unaware… Only Jim Carry essentially was the movie that everyone is watching. Likewise, those who appeared in his life were actors and there because of him.

Interestingly enough, Harold never really knew in advance what doors to open when he finally realized something was different. At first he was stuck because he could no longer reflect back to his old ways of thinking to get answers. Nothing worked. In fact, it took determination, courage, observation, and managing the processes that were before him in order for each step to unfold any kind of sense. This is where the professor steps in and creates a way for observation so that Harold would know for himself what to do. In addition, Harold comes face to face with his longest desires and manages those things he wanted. As a result he begins to “feel” those things that he actually wanted all his life. He found something, a guitar, which said something about him. For instance, Harold chose a guitar and eventually finds his own musical self; the tone, the sound, the feeling of the things he used to love.

Another little sentence I liked in the movie is: "The only way to find out the stories you're in is to find out what stories you are not in."

I really liked the above quote. Interesting! I have some perspectives about this and will post it as "Part 2." Scroll down for part two... below...

Part 2: Thoughts about movie - "Stranger than Fiction"

Continuation from Part 1----

A post on my general thoughts on the movie for: "Stranger than Fiction."

Personally I feel that we are all writing our lives both forward and backwards, depending on our thoughts. In other words, we are playing forward our lives by our actions, emotions and feelings. It's like what you see is what you get. If you see or experience something out of the old energies and you are not willing to look at it differently the experience keeps writing the script to come to you again and again. Old patterns, memes, can feel as if they have 9 lives. Yes? Sometimes we are not even aware of the patterns that exist in our lives. It takes an open ended mind to see and the willingness to manage a different outcome.

Consequently, our life choices are somewhat like writing a check. If there is spiritual energy in the bank to be spent, the check can be easily subtracted. If not, then you just wrote a bad check (so to speak) and you just hired someone/thing to come and spend your energy. In the same very way Harold gives us the example of pushing forward and manages his processes accordingly. He works through his dilemmas grounding each experience and emotion with a positive desire and connection for a higher sigma. It's pretty refreshing how he keeps reaching and finding his own self. In addition the experience is teaching him to listen to himself.

What I really enjoyed in this movie was the part where Harold started to become alive to his own choices. Consequently his new thoughts began an awakening journey back to love's way; a place that would change the sequence of his own worlds and even those of others. The more he managed the processes, the more the answers began to appear. In all actuality, Harold changed his own future by accepting and managing his own passions and love to the things that he knew for himself. Before this, Harold lived in the containment of an environment that literally spoke for him and he was somewhat like "Pinocchio". Have you ever seen the most recent movie Pinocchio with Martin Landau and Jonathan Taylor Thomas? (I might write something on that movie at another time.)

Nevertheless, from my perspective Harold was pupated by strings, otherwise known as the noise of a world that sleeps, both in and around him, before his observations begin to reflect awareness. In other words, until Harold begins to change life perspectives the events of his story lives in repetition, again and again. Something, of an "appointed time" or so seemed to impose some new possibilities and Harold would now find Harold. Truly, I thought this movie was fun and had so many good points, perspectives and interconnections to our inner selves.

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