The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Feb10

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

“Life can only be understood backward, It must be lived forward.” ~from Curious Case of Benjamin Button Have you heard that you need to live your life in the moment right now, and forget the past? Have you ever felt as though this was hard to do? Have you been disappointed by loves lost, goals not accomplished, etc? What if you were to be born as an older person not knowing that you would have any time but right now to experience life and live it? Benjamin Button was born as an old man and then started to grow younger, in reverse from the way many of us have experienced birth and growing, growing older rather than younger. (However, I believe that we can grow younger within our hearts and therefore, it is only our physical bodies that look as though we are getting older.) This was an interesting movie because it brought up many ideas, ones that I tend to think about often. Have you ever taken life for granted and then lost a loved one? Have you ever put something off until tomorrow and then tomorrow was too late? We have decided to come to earth so that we can manifest our dreams within our physical reality that we perceive, but in order to do that, we need to allow ourselves to be in the present moment. The universe is always guiding us in the now to the future dreams we want to create, if we are aware to notice the signs and then have the strength and courage to follow them. This movie is a unique reminder to be in the moment, as if today was our last day to live. Benjamin Button did not know that he would start to grow younger. He was born being told that he may die soon. He was never given a chance to think about the future, he had to live right now. This movie also brings up fate, and how so many things happen that lead up to events, situations and encounters with others that change our lives in many ways. If one woman didn’t forget a jacket before she went outside and then had to take a phone call, if a truck didn’t take a little while backing up so that the taxi was delayed in leaving toward its destination, and if the taxi driver was paying attention when turning the corner, then perhaps the accident wouldn’t have happened. However, all those things have to line up for things to happen. AND THEN, when something happens, we have a choice to react to it, act to it,...

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