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Monday, January 03, 2011

Use your memories positively

When working with groups, I like to use images and metaphors to illustrate the message I wish to put across. Using movies works pretty well for this because it helps people to make a connection and therefore remember. 

I first heard about the film "Slumdog Millionairre" through a friend who had seen it, wrote about it and how he related to the story. At the time, I thought it might be one of those cult films that would not make it into the main stream. I got the opportunity to watch it and really enjoyed the experience. Little did I realise that is was to become a movie of the year. 

I've come to realise that there is a message in all good movies. It's not always easy to see at first. I've not always gone looking for that message, but recently I realise the significance of this. 

The main character Jamal gets through the stages of the Millionaire rounds by apparent co-incidence of knowing the answers to the questions. Everybody assumes the boy could not possibly know the answers because he is a boy from the slums. Regardless of his missing formal education, a number of significant memories from his life (many of them pretty harrowing) enable him to answer the questions correctly. They in fact help him achieve his goal of finding the girl he loves and helping her escape from the tyranny of the gang that is holding her. 

There are many memories that we have, some pleasant and some we would rather forget. Trying to ignore painful memories does not serve us well. They are still there under the surface and can contaminate the rest of our lives if we don't deal with them appropriately. By visiting those memories, we have the chance to set ourselves free from the pain and achieve life goals. I interpret this fact as the message in the film "Slumdog Millionaire".

Are you prepared to use your memories as a tool to help you grow?

Do you want to live the rest your life in "Millionaire" style with emotional freedom and success? 
This does not only refer to finances alone. Wealth (as in money) is not the most important aspect. If you choose spiritual wealth and wealth of attitude and gratitude, then finances may well come to you as a gift. 


It's sad to hear the passing of the actor Pete Postlethwaite in the news today. I remember him specifically in the films "In the name of the Father" and "Brassed Off". With my brass band background, I particularly enjoyed Brassed off. There is a lasting legacy from this talented actor.  
I just felt the need to pay tribute. 

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    By Blogger arvin, at Wed Jan 05, 06:23:00 AM GMT  

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