The Imitation Game

A few weeks ago I watched The Imitation Game, and was deeply touched by it. Watching it at the movies, At the movie theater, after my emotional breakdown. when the final minute was up, I was crying my heart out (as you can see in the snap shot selfie I took of my puffy face and red eyes). Fully aware I was in a movie theater, it didn’t really feel like the space to have an emotional breakdown, so I tried to regain my composure. Luckily, my company at the time, took a look at me, and knew precisely why I was crying hard. She said ”The things we humans do to each other”, or something similar. And yup. That was the thought running over and over in my head:

The things we do to each other.

Today I watched the film again. It’s as good. Or perhaps even better. I didn’t fall into complete heartbreak at the end this time around though, but a few tears were shed, not surprisingly. I strongly suggest you watch the movie.

And again. My head keeps on churning on the things we do to each other… Why oh why? Why do we do the things we do to each other? The bad things, the nasty, evil, inhuman and horrendous things we do to each other?

no one can imagineBecause, man, are we ever missing out! Here’s a genius, who…. no. I don’t want to spoil the movie for you, if you haven’t seen it yet. But suffice to say, without him, the world would indeed be a very different place than the world we live in today. And it would have cost a lot more human lives at that.

And Alan Turing is but one example. He made a huge contribution to mankind, but what about the rest, who perhaps are shut down – and there are many ways of doing just that! – before being able to share their gifts with the world? What unimaginable things are we missing out on? Can we really afford to continue this way, where the norm and the normal are for ever deemed ”the way to be”, and if you are not within that ever narrowing spectrum, we shut you out, ignore, ridicule, bully and harass you?

Why, oh why, do we do the things we do to each other?

Brainwashed on all levels

Michael Neill just shared a video clip on Facebook, I watched it while brushing my teeth and I just knew I had to share this with you all, because it sent goose bumps (or God bumps, as a friend calls it!) all down my body. Talk about wisdom, deep deep wisdom ringing oh so true, speaking to me, all of me:

Prince Ea talks about opening to new possibilities, about a mankind brainwashed on all levels, beliving what our culture has told us, forgetting that we create that culture, each and every day, and hence, it’s within each of us to change it, to transform it. He speaks about war and violence perhaps creating short term results, but never, NEVER, getting to any lasting solution.

And he says something else as well, something filled with hope, something that sent shivers down my entire body. He speaks about the chance I have, and you have, and we have, of making a real difference, if we just stop, question that which we have been told to be the truth, and start to look within, looking for that which is looking to the outside. Look for the answer to the question of who I am, who you are, in the deepest sense of the word.

And with hope he states that when more of mankind find the deepest answer to that question, we can transform into kind man.

I’m floored. I’m wowed. And yet, this is not new to me. This is what I believe, and have believed for a couple of years at least. But sometimes a message is delivered in a way that just cuts to the core of me. And this was one of those times. I will carry this with me today. And tomorrow.

And so – the question remains:
In the deepest sense possible, who are you?