Movies and Real Life
July 9, 2010, 7:32 am
Filed under: Spiritual Self-Help

Have you ever watched a scary movie? What makes it scary? It is a movie.

What makes it scary is your perception of what is happening in the movie and how you then respond to what you perceive.

Naturally, one might be frightened by a scary movie. But it is just a movie.

What is the difference between a movie and real life? Some would say real life is real. A person can actually feel events that impact them.

This is true. Yet we still have a choice as to how we are going to respond. Some will say we do not have a choice.

When we are physically impacted our senses register a physical response to what we feel. And then there are emotional responses we can hardly keep from appearing.

This is where real life can be altered.

The first time a person hunting a wild animal comes face to face with the animal the hunter might react in a couple less desirable ways.

The hunter could be paralyzed and unable to move because of great fear.

The hunter might turn and run for their life.

But after some reflection and coaching the hunter may be more prepared for a second encounter. They have see the animal up close and in the wild. They have an experience to draw from.

In a second encounter the hunter may be able to respond in a more desirable manner.

Conditioning one’s body to block out physical pain or to disregard emotional signals is not unheard of. It is simply not widely practiced.

The human brain is able to override physical sensations to the point of negating pain. And with experience emotional signals can be identified and disregarded. But even without fully negating the pain or emotions a person can greatly overcome what arise in an ordinary state of mind.

Admittedly, it may be an extraordinary state of mind that can overcome a normal state of response to physical pain and emotions but it is not unnatural.

Determining if it is desirable to have such a state of mind is one thing and culturing one’s mind to that state is another thing all together.

But without the desire and the effort of culturing the mind one will remain in a state that is ruled by a less cultured state of mind.

Here the sensitivity to physical pain remains and the influence of emotions continue to direct perception and response to events, just like watching a movie.

Knowing this what will you do?



How did we lose our way?

If you do not know the history of America you wouldn’t know why it is exceptional. That the power the government has comes from the people does not happen anywhere else on the planet. But that only has value if the people maintain a check on the abuse of that power. The American public put the greatest nation in the history of the world on autopilot and we’re just about to crash into the Grand Canyon. The only way we are going to really fix this is if every person owns their thoughts and actions. Let’s have the conversation. You can visit me at:,, and at What is at stake is your Freedom

Where does all this lead, you might ask.

Economically, Progressivism, Socialism and where those lead (Totalitarianism), all destroy individualism and Freedom. Any person who is unhappy with their circumstance because someone else has more has two choices for a remedy. First, the individual can take it upon themselves to build something to lift them our of their situation. That is build a career, build on their education, or build a following for a product or service they provide. The second choice is to tear something down with the hope of changing their situation. Tear down the individual how has built something, tear down their community by demanding support, or tear down the whole system that offers them the best opportunity to better their life condition.

Tearing down is offered as a glimmering promise by those who are naive or those who seek the destruction of the individual. The promise is that there are those who have “your share” of the riches in society. The hope to excite the lazy and the uninformed to support their efforts with the hope they will be rewarded with money, property, and love. None of these promises are ever fully delivered. The reason is these promises cannot be delivered upon. If a person has a large portion of their effort devalued, confiscated, or taxed away they will either find someway to produce without being notices, move to where their efforts are appreciated, or they will not produce because the effort is unrewarded.

Then of course people will decry those who inherit money, a little or a lot. Any person who would want to be taxed 50% on their inheritance is either irrational (believing the government can better spend their money), or dishonest in their saying so. Any person who believes Progressivism, Socialism and what it leads to have not committed enough thought to the prospects of this proposition. These forms of social control lead to the destruction of society, laying open a nation for subjugation to foreign influence.

The reason they do this is either they are ill-prepared for life or they are so out of personal control they seek to control others. A person who can control themselves does not seek to control others. They wish to control themselves and through their efforts benefit themselves and those, as they decide, around them. Learn to identity how those around you fit into this spectrum of capable and less-capable swimmers in the River of Life. Read: “

What is the cause and what is the goal.

The place to fix any shortcoming is at the level of the individual. Everyone from the age of 10 and up has to decide if they are going to be a Thinker or a Sinker. (Visit: for details.) The difference is between those who seek solutions, the Thinkers, and those who claim victim status so as to garner something for nothing. What the Sinkers neglect to observe is there are no free lunches. And once they begin down this road of something for nothing a growing debt accumulates with their name attached that can only be paid with their Freedom.

Everything the Progressives do (and you can include Socialist and Communist), is aimed primarily at dispiriting the population, reducing happiness. This is what the Sinker Mentality is oriented toward, causing death and dismay. As surely as gravity draws everything on earth toward the center of the earth the Sinker pulls everything down as well. The little hand-outs the Progressives, and the related ideologies, wrangle into the grasp of the unwitting is designed to enslave them to a life of diminished possibilities. Spiritually and physically, this is how they kill.

Read “Thinkers And Sinkers” to understand how this works so you can identify the Sinkers who are trying to reduce, and even eliminate, your life, liberty, and happiness. Learn how to defuse their efforts and how to inspire those near you to an uplifting and more fulfilling life. “Thinkers and Sinkers” will be published Fall of 2010. Preordering will be available soon. Stay tuned.