Go see Tomorrowland

by | Jun 11, 2015 | Mindset

Theatrical release poster for Tomorrowland
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Theatrical release poster for Tomorrowland
© Walt Disney Pictures

There is a Cherokee legend about an old man teaching his grandson about life. He tells his grandson that there are two wolves inside each of us and they are in a battle for control.

One is all that is dark in our nature: anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

The other is all that is light about our nature: joy, peace, love, serenity, hope, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, faith and compassion.

The grandson asks his elder, “Which wolf wins?”

The grandfather replies, “The one that you feed.”

This story, as well as other teachings of New Thought and Universal Laws, are the foundation from which Disney’s Tomorrowland was built. (However, I don’t know if that was on purpose or not.)

Of course, that’s not how the movie is marketed. And I’m sure that most people seeing the film will not even get that connection. But it is there.

Alas, this gem of a film is failing in the box office. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the film will lose $120 million to $140 million by the time it finishes its global rollout.” And, because of this financial hit, plans for the third Tron film have been scrapped. Bummer.

So, if you believe in the Law of Attraction, and the concept that what you focus on expands, I urge you to support this film and go see it in the theater. This is a sweet, fun, uplifting and entertaining film — and we need to have more movies like this to see.

Movies that show us that if we focus on what we want, we can create a reality we want.

Movies that show us that there is hope, even when things seem filled with despair.

Movies that show us that there are second chances, and we should never give up on our hopes and dreams.

For me, the biggest “aha” was realizing that the very thing the “bad guy” was doing to save the world was the very thing that was pushing it toward destruction. Rather than bombard us with hope and joy, he was bombarding us with subliminal images of the worst case scenario.

What you focus on expands.

Action Steps

  • Go see Tomorrowland while it is still in your local theater. Sales at the box office make a difference.
  • When it comes out on DVD and BluRay, buy a copy … even if it is a gift for someone else. I’m sure you have someone with and active inner child who is worthy of receiving this gift.
  • Ask yourself what you are focusing on: Is it what you dream of and desire most? Or is it what you fear?

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Now It’s Your Turn:
Have you seen the movie yet? If so, please add your thoughts on its underlying message in a comment below. Have you heard the two wolves story before? What are your thoughts on that? Which wolf do you feed more often? Do you have something to say about the idea that what you think about expands? Please add your sage wisdom in the conversation below.

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