I decided to re-post this 2009 entry from an earlier private group blog because of the 2010 release of Avatar on DVD and Blu-Ray. This post was part of a multi-week mastermind study of the book “You Were Born Rich” by Bob Proctor.
Thanks for an incredible call today. I believe that I learned as much on the call as all of you did. The idea of the ripple effect each of us has in the lives of others clarified in my mind because of what my Mom said. This is the power of the mastermind. All of us together create something that wouldn’t exist if even one of us was absent. So please make sure you join us live every call.
Given that we discussed visualization and stretching into new ways of thinking and seeing life, I would like to recommend as strongly as possible that each of you go see Avatar in 3D (preferably IMAX 3D) this weekend. The movie is visually amazing, but it is much more than that.
This is a movie that James Cameron has been dreaming of making for over a decade. He imagined every single element of the movie. This is an incredible example of the power of imagination, combined with will, persistence, understanding perception, and an alternative reasoning. If you approach the movie with these elements in mind, I think you’ll get even more out of it.
So why do I recommend it? Simply put, it’s a great movie. It’s as fun movie. It is also a movie that will make you stretch how you think, if you choose to do so. The entire ecosystem on the planet is completely different than our own. All living things on the planet are connected in a more obvious way than on Earth (I won’t say more so as not to spoil the impact). One of the central ideas of the movie, being able to inhabit another body (an avatar) with completely different capabilities, is beautifully explored in ways many audience members may not appreciate.
When you watch the movie notice how the majority of humans in avatar bodies are limited by their human experience. Watch how one character is guided to use all the incredible capabilities his avatar life has to offer. This is a great analogy to our lives in our bodies. We are limited by what we believe we are capable of achieving, not by the actual limits to our human capability. If a person can free dive to 122 meters on one breathe of air (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-diving#Competitive_freediving) or a high school student can run a mile in under 4 minutes or a high school dropout (Bob Proctor) can become a millionaire (ethically) in less than three years of being exposed to new ideas, what is limiting you for reaching your goals and dreams? It’s self-limiting beliefs.
Go see Avatar. Make sure you see it in 3D (the perception thing rocks). Experience it on all levels – as a great movie and as a metaphor or analogy for your own transformation. You can choose to go for the things you want in life and live your dreams or you can limit yourself to where you are now. The choice is yours. Choose freedom.