Tuesday, December 11, 2012

PEACEFUL WARRIOR

       "Where are you?"
       "Here."
      "What time is it?" 
      "Now."
      "What are you?"
      "This moment." 

    This is my #1, absolute favourite, motivational movie. I saw this movie for the first time a few months ago and was amazed at the wisdom and insight this movie has to offer. 



     This movie is a 2hr lesson on the importance of mindfulness and living in the present moment. Being mindful and living in the present can seem like the most challenging thing to do at times. It is easy to slip into the past, or ponder on what the future may bring. It is difficult to focus on the 'now' because of distractions that come from our own mind. When our mind is clear of all the 'junk' that clouds our thoughts then we can find peace and peace is the key to living in the present and finding true happiness.

Some of my favourite quotes from "PEACEFUL WARRIOR":

"This moment is the only thing that matters." 

"A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does."

"The journey is what brings us happiness, not the destination."

"There is only the journey."

"A warrior is not about perfection or victory or invulnerability. He's about absolute vulnerability."

"There is no starting or stopping - only doing."

"There's no greater purpose than service to others."

"People are not their thoughts, they think they are, and it brings them all kinds of sadness." 

"Death isn't sad. The sad thing is, most people don't live at all."

"Sometimes you have to lose your mind before you come to your senses."

"Everything has a purpose, even this, and it's up to you to find it."

      How can we get rid of all of the 'junk' in our heads? My advice would be to focus on what is real, what really matters, all of your blessings at the present moment. Let your negative thoughts go and learn how to fight them with positive affirmations. Meditation is a great way to learn how to focus on the present moment, even if it means you begin with only 5 minutes a day. There are many breathing exercises that can bring you relaxation and peace. Yoga is a great way to calm oneself and train your body, mind and spirit to focus on the present moment.

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