I recently watched a film called “Finding Joe” by Patrick Takaya Solomon.
I only came to find out about this film as my friend was seeing a Life Coach and it was recommended to her to view. For the past decade or longer I have been trying to figure out what will make me happy; what is the one thing which I love doing? I thought meeting the love of my life would solve the majority of my dissatisfaction in life, and it has helped tremendously. I cannot imagine like without Brian now.
Enough with the throat clearing, I watched “Finding Joe” which is based on the findings of Mythologist Joseph Campbell. The cinematography was low budget, but the message this film packed was priceless & well worth the watch. A potentially life changing film, challenging the viewer to choose their own adventure or own path.
One of the questions posed was if you had all the money in the world and you didn’t have to work, what would you do with your time? Whatever it is that you would be not willing but wanting to do in your spare time could be your bliss. What fulfills you? What sets you on fire? The question probes further asking what was your passion during your youth, what did you enjoy doing before you were told what to do, how you should think, what you should want?
Do what you love, love what you do is where we are going with this… Some may struggle to answer these questions and trust me, I have been beating my brain endlessly trying to figure out what I am good at and what I enjoy; what I would do for free if money was not something I required to live. Last night, it became abundantly clear to me; we are talking crisp high definition clarity, and it is no wonder I have been searching for so long.
My family is my cornerstone and I know part of my bliss would be spending more time with them & taking the time to visit South Korea. My family is for certain part of my bliss. Yet my family is not “doing me”.
If money wasn’t a concern, what would you do with your time?
Joseph Campbell’s best known quote is “Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls”. The film goes on to discuss human conditioning and how fear of failure is what prevents us from pursuing our bliss or our true passions. In facing our fears, it compares us to facing our demons and slaying the dragons (our fears) which are the obstacles in the way of our success.
The film discusses how each one of us has a wicked talent or mad skill which is innate to our unique being and is at the heart of our true essence. We need to be brave in our journey & be willing to become uncomfortable so that we can transition into who we are meant to be.
Some of you may be reading this and thinking, this is a bit too fluffy for your comfort, but imagine if you could wake up every day and do what fuels your soul, when hours pass by and they feel like minutes because you are doing you and exactly what you were designed to do – you – your purpose for being here on earth. Think about it…
Peace & Love – Rachel