December 10, 2012

The Shift

For those of you who have not watched this film, I strongly encourage you to watch it today. It is so incredibly inspirational, I have never watched something so touching and so close to my heart before. Dr. Wayne Dyer is an American self-help author and motivational speaker. In this dramatic feature film, we are given a few scenarios in which people are searching for a higher purpose in life. In the film, Wayne states, "It's this whole journey of moving from your ego and ego consciousness. The ego is the part of us that believes that who we are is what we accumulate, what we accomplish, and what other people think of us, our reputation. This is what we grow up on, this is what we've learned." He talks about how it's important to come from an inner place within ourselves - a place of kindness, peace, love and joy. And when you come from those places, then you will attract more of what you've always thought was missing from your life.

Wayne Dyer wants people to realize that any challenge you may be faced with, any difficulty, any struggle that you are going through can be resolved. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. It's important to take a step outside of yourself and think about what you really want out of life. Yes, most people want fame and money, but those things aren't what makes a person internally happy. Success is not measured by those things, it's measured by the goals we achieve and the obstacles we overcome. This film really struck a chord within me, I was in tears by the end of it and just felt so re-energized, like I wanted to go out and change the world.

In my opinion, this movie should be a required film for everyone. I truly believe that if people took just two hours out of their busy days, put their phones away, and just focused and watched and listened - they may too want to experience "a shift" in their lives. Everyone wants to find meaning and purpose in this crazy world we live in. We don't want to feel ordinary, we want to feel extraordinary and be the best human beings we can possibly be. We want to shine light on everyone, we want to open our hearts, and we want to lend our hands to those in need. We don't want to look back one day and think we lived our lives wrong. We want to be eternally fulfilled and we want to be in a place of peace and serenity and love. We attract what we are. If you are a positive person, you will only attract positive people and positive energy. This movie really puts it all in perspective, in such a real way. A way that we can all relate to, if we let ourselves get to that level. Dr. Wayne Dyer encourages us to always embrace change, to find our true paths, to keep moving forward, and to awaken the inner spirit in all of us. You're only one thought away from changing your life.

1 comment:

  1. Amanda, you are a shining star - evolving, growing, learning, sharing, caring, embracing, attracting, and yes, always changing for the good! I am proud to know you, and elated to see how you not only want to be the best you can be, but that you want to help others in their journey too. The Shift is fresh in your mind now, but I hope you always keep the messages near and dear to your heart - even as you face disappointment, frustration, and negative people. Stay soft, selfless, humble, kind and honest and everything else will fall perfectly in place. xo