Saturday, June 4, 2011

Groundhog Day Enlightenment




Last night, I spent on the couch, glass of red in hand and the tele for company.  
Groundhog Day was on.  I've not seen that movie for yeeaaaarrrrrs!  

From where I presently sit in life, I see it from a completely different angle than before.  

Previously, I've been kind of annoyed by Bill Murray and I found the whole idea boring and uninspired.  I mean, of course he'll get it right in the end!  Durh!  He has had enough opportunities to turn things around.  Practise makes perfect, after all.

This time round it took a completely different spin.  It wasn't about repetition or learning from mistakes... it was all about attitude.

By changing your attitude, you can totally affect the outcome. 

When Bill is pessimistic, nothing goes right.  And everything that happens to him confirms his belief that nothing will go right.

But....

When Bill puts on his optimistic hat... 
he starts to see things not only from his perspective, but from others... 
he recognises the beauty in everything that surrounds him...
he connects and lives in the present...
he accepts and surrenders... 

then, things start to shift.

And?

Well, he finds happiness and contentment in everything...
 because he stops looking for everything to make him content & happy.  

And all thanks to a little shift in attitude.

So glad I stayed in!








6 comments:

Madmother said...

Yeah, always been a favourite of mine, but I think if I was Bill I'd work it a bit more.

Mind you, I also liked Scrooge...

Madmother said...

P.S. I also thought about coming back and posting the same comment time after time after time. Just to make it all Groundhoggy, lol.

Lee@mummyissuespart2 said...

I must admit the first (and only time) I watched Groundhog day it absolutely did my head in! Like your new take on it. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Cheryl said...

Hey good to meet you - came via Rebekah. Love the take on attitude and so spooky as connected to so much I've been thinking about recently so just had to follow. Lovely blog.

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I hadn't thought about that movie like that before, awesome perspective!

Angela S said...

Karls, i haven't read your blog for ages and really like your take on things these days, seems you have been through a metamorphosis of types - shedding a skin, revealing your deeper inner most tenderness- love it,

Ange xo

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