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The sun sets on another day...

Working hard on burial ground, so I hope you all are having fun, and ready for an adventure!

Sleep sweet, love life, and challenge yourself daily...

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The sun sets on another day...

As I watched the storm roll in and saw a lightning flash across the sky I thought back a few years ago when I tried to create a site called Power Scene that showed powerful clips from movies that would make you laugh or cry or smile or feel empowered. As I watched the storm and remembered all I could feel was a little bit of awe in the power of nature that is all around us.

You know movies and books can create or enhance emotions with a high degree of efficacy. I will never forget feeling the deep sorrow I experienced when my father died and then going to the movie Elizabethtown only to be further devastated. The movie was good but it also enhanced the situation that I was experiencing.

Some examples of movies that have powerful moments are:

  • The end of the movie Armageddon where Bruce Willis talks to his movie daughter
  • Near the end of Superman with Christopher Reeve where Superman has just found Lois Lane and finally decides what is most important to him
  • About part way through Guyver: Dark Hero where an embattled man dives off a cliff and transforms as he falls into the Guyver
  • Near the end of the movie Hero at Large when a group of onlookers decide they will rescue The Rescuer
  • Julia Roberts speech in Notting Hill where she asks Hugh Grant just to love her
  • The end of either of the two Karate Kid movies where each of the characters finally understand what balance means
  • The end of the movie The Time Machine where Guy Pearce Putter's the immortal statement you forgot about what if

I could go on and on for an almost Limitless time with all the movies that I have seen. The passion and power of these type of scenes are a combination of the writers prowess at the actors ability to showcase the writer's vision. There are hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds meaningful scenes that find their way into your heart and soul if you will only let them. I have stated this about movies but it is true about books as well and I have read so many books that find their way inside many many people with their power. What does it for you? What is that key in a book or a movie or something else that unlocks Who You Are? I know it's there if you look.

So as the sun sets on another day, think about what you have read oh, what you have seen, and what you have experienced and find your way to a powerfully passionate feeling each and every day no matter what. 

Sleep sweet, love life, and find a way...

 

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The sun sets on another day...

The morning fog and the evening fog both telegraph the change in seasons coming soon. The heavy clouds that cover the twilight sky hold the sunset at bay but I know the beauty is still there.
 
To me it is always amazing watching nature. Last night I sat watching my bird feeders and as I did saw the Chipmunks zip in and out of the tall ferns to get small bites of seed. I was interested in how much they paid attention to everything around them.
 
Yes it sounds like I am reaching but you have to understand that in my backyard a chipmunk has a lot going against it. Hawks are all over the area and two Eagles live somewhere on my property. The result is I occasionally see a squirrel or other small animal taken away. This is the way of nature. The Chipmunks found a way stay a little safer by being overly cautious but still engaging the world constantly. I am always impressed with how well they do and how mischievous they are as they play in the backyard.
 
I am not saying or inferring that people should jump in and out of cover or hide from anything. What I do notice and think we should pay attention to is how the Chipmunk is aware of everything around it. If I move inside the house 40 feet away a chipmunk will still know I am there. That type of diligence is rare anymore.
 
We should all be aware of our surroundings and all of the things around us not just those we see as important in one moment. Paying attention can open our eyes to a larger world. Paying attention can be that thing that keeps us safe excited and happy.
 
So as the sun sets on another day walkaway looking at the world with patient eyes let's see everything. As you do remember world is a special place and part of that is because you are in it. I hope you have an amazing night no matter what.
 
Sleep sweet, love life, and see the world...

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The sun sets on another day...

I sit here looking at Blue Skies for as far as I can see and maybe a little farther. There is no doubt the sky is clean crisp the day feels amazing. I try to determine the color only to see it is bluer than blue, and truer than true blue. 

After a storm the air always tastes a little better. Maybe I need to revise that: the air tastes a little better if you pay attention to how the air tastes. This is one of those things  a lot of people ignore but shouldn't. There are little things every day that align us with the world our senses open those doors. 

I once worked in a location next to a gigantic landfill. There was constantly a smell somewhere between rancid and really bad. So when it rained and the air was cool it was a pleasant diversion. The smell of the crisp air would  be there for a moment as I came out of work and make the day a little better. I paid attention a lot how rank things were while I was working that job. 

Do you pay attention to the little things in life? The smell of the air? The sound of silence? The fresh taste of good food? The feel of cashmere? All of these things might make your day better if you just pay attention. If they do, isn't it worth it? 

So as the sun sets on another day pay attention to the little things. Feel your senses. They mean a lot more than you think. Pay attention to all the moments out there and in the end enjoy every one of your moments that you can, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and what's that smell...