I watched this movie the other month with a few of my yogi friends called Thrive. It was an awesome evening filled with great food, wine and a bunch of us tucked in on yoga mats, blankets and bolsters on the floor. It is what I call a thinking movie. You don’t sit down and watch it because you want to let yourself go and forget your long day of (fill in the blank).One watches it to engage with material that is not a part of the main stream media in order to make personal decisions. We had a great discussion afterwards and honestly, I was more affected by the discussion after then the movie itself.
Knowing how to know.
My father told me two things when I was young that stuck with me:
Always think about what you think.
NEVER let anyone pay your way, you appreciate it more when you earn it.
I follow these two ideals closely because I considered what he said and found him to be right. I am a firm believer that inquiry and critical analysis are vitally important to shaping who we are in this life. As important as knowing our emotional, spiritual physical selves. It is nice to be reminded to think and Thrive being made available in its entirety free allows me to watch it again and explore my reactions to it more thoroughly. I find that parts of it resonate with me and parts make me raise an eyebrow. It’s the parts that make me wary that I wish to engage with and consider the most.
I suggest that you do the same if you watch this. – Use critical analysis skills , be open and inquiring and note that inquiry is the most important part because as with all things in life, it takes examination to generate a position or opposition to respond rather than react ( do you note a theme in my blog posts as of late? ) Guided response or a personal message developed through thoughtful exploration …things like this make my life full. Seriously. This and the ability to let go and watch zombie flicks or play halo when it all gets to be too heavy.
Anyway that’s me and you are you and we are wandering different paths. All I can do is suggest just like pop did with me.
The movie is produced by the Heir to the Proctor and Gamble fortune – and it is interesting to hear someone in the 1% discuss the socio-economic power structure in America. Here’s a short synopsis of the movie from the Thrive website:
THRIVEis an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream — uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future.
With all of this being said…which is really nothing about the movie and some about critical thought. .. I will note that I did enjoy the premise of it and I recommend watching it. There is no such thing as too much information.