Riding The Current
Most days at least. Other days you’re amazingness gets subdued by things like deadlines and budget meetings and electric bills and the kids karate class and social commitments and side hustles.
Sometimes life on Earth feels like a huge production?
We live out so many different scenes.
But all too often, we allow our “performance” to be drowned-out by the scene itself.
Our amazingness gets swallowed up by opposing forces.
Think about a decent movie for second.
No, not “Nacho Libre”.
Let’s try “The Sixth Sense”. Classic “think about a decent movie” example, right? One of my personal faves. Hopefully you’ve seen it. If not, please do yourself a favor and go watch it.
Anyways, “The Sixth Sense”, M. Night’s best work in my opinion, flows quite well from one sequence to another. Each scene does itself justice while perfectly merging with the subsequent scenes.
The whole movie rides a current. You don’t realize it until the very end but there was a build up, a crescendo to an eventual climax that leaves the audience completely dumbfounded.
I won’t spoil it for you.
Okay, okay, Bruce Willis was dead the whole time. Crazy, I know!
Like a good shepherd, this current maneuvers the movie, scene by scene, until reaching that omega point where questions are answered and new questions are raised. Where we think back to earlier scenes and go, “Oh yeah, that’s why Bruce Willis and the kids mom never seemed to interact.”
Just like “The Sixth Sense”, there’s a similar current navigating the flow of our own lives. (hence the name to my Medium publication).
Our role is to ride that current. To let it guide us from moment to moment, scene to scene. Trusting that all of it is part of a bigger plot arranged for us before the unraveling of creation.
This next week, give yourself and others a chance to witness your amazingness in those individual scenes.
Get into your groove, don’t forget your lines, find your place on stage, and give’em the goods. I’m pretty sure you’ll leave them in awe.