I just started this “Motivational Movie” campaign, I’m going to watch as many of them as possible between October 1 and December 31. Yesterday I watched “The Blind Side” and today I watched “Dead Poet Society.”
Both were great movies and both touched, moved and inspired. Dead Poets Society had the biggest impact on me. I really enjoyed watching this movie again.
My take away was this: Life is short; seize the day, everyday, live life to the fullest. Conformity destroys mans passion for life. Take the road less traveled and it will make all the difference.
Your life is your life, live it as you powerfully choose, without harming others.
I highly recommend this movie for all to see. Watch it and see where have you lost you lust for life due to the belief that you must conform to the standards of society.
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Earlier this year I was in Las Vegas for 10 days. I gambled away money I shouldn’t have, I consumed more food than I should have and I drank entirely to much alcohol. When in Sin City, do as Sinners do. I went to a Cirque Du Soleil. I visited red rock canyon, attended an arts festival and I hangout with some local and out of town friends. All of this was great, yet none of it was the most memorable part of my trip.
The thing that most impacted me was an amazing human being that I met walking down Fremont Street in “Old Las Vegas” His name is Raudel Torres. He was sitting on the pavement, in the middle of the street between four casinos. He sat there, legs crossed in a Lotus pose, greeting people as they passed by with two simple phrases. “Enjoy your life” and “I Love You”.
His expression of love for humanity blew me away. I was truly touched, moved and inspired by him. Of course I had to stop and have a few words with him. I wanted to know what was the driving force behind this great gesture of love for the world.
He told me that this was his first time doing this and that he was inspired by the loss of his grandmother, who had recently died.
He went on to say that he was very close to his grandmother and that loosing her had him develop a greater appreciation for life. He now realizes just how precious life and love is and that he wants to share this revelation with the world. He wants people to know that they don’t have to do anything to receive love and that life is great just as it is right here and now.
I believe that Raudel’s act of love takes courage and self-confidence. I imagined myself doing it and the first thing that crossed my mind is what would others think of me. Would they think I’m crazy, on drugs or might they think I wanted something from them.
I realized that I was more moved by my fear of other and what they thought, than I was by my love and desire to generate love and make the world a better place.
This bothered me because I pride myself on being someone who is committed to bringing love to the world. I realize that I truly have to stop being concerned about what others think of me and just do what I’m here to do.
Let them think what they think, let them say what they say and I should just be who I am. This is a huge breakthrough for me.
I would have never thought that I would have gotten all of that from him.
It also got me to see how the smallest things I do could possibly have a great impact on others. The simplest act of love and kindness could change someone’s life forever.
Since meeting Raudel, I can more clearly see the power of one and the power of love.
Thank you Raudel for give me this possibility. I can’t wait to get back to Vegas again and spend some time in the presence of such a powerful loving man as he. Who knows I might even join him squatting on Fremont Street. I’ll start working on my Lotus position.
Yesterday I ran in my first race. I have no background in playing sports whatsoever. I have never been a gym rat either.
So when a good friend asked me to run the peachtree road race, I didn’t think it was a good idea. I didn’t think I would be able to do it. I don’t have running shoes or running close. Also I would rather do something else on the 4th of July than run for 6 and a half miles.
With all of these background conversations running in my head, I quickly said yes to his request. I stepped out on faith, even though I didn’t know what I was doing.
I only trained for a few days and I might have stretched twice for about 2 minutes each time. I didn’t change my diet in any way. You could say I really didn’t train at all.
I also had only gotten an average of 5 hours of sleep each night for the past three nights. None of that stopped me from getting up at 5:30 am to prepare for the race.
That morning I was heading into town to participate in my first race. When I got about 6 blocks from the race start, I noticed car being turned around and the roads were blocked. As soon as I got out of the car it started raining and I didn’t have an umbrella or poncho.
I had to walk six blocks in the rain just to get to the starting line. By the time I got to the starting line my shoes and clothes were wet from the rain. There was also thunder and lightning that morning, so the race was delayed due to the weather.
None of this discouraged me form running the race. I didn’t know why, I just knew that I had to run this race.
I did run the race, I finished the race and I enjoyed the race. I enjoyed the race so much that I have already committed to running at least one race ever year.
This experience has also inspired me to getting back in shape.
I’m amazed at how great something can turn out, especially when it was something I didn’t really want to do and didn’t know how to do. by doing something you have no idea how to do. Sometimes nothing will go your way and you still have to move forward, step out on faith. believe that things will work out for the best and they will.