I started out today not feeling particularly strong, wise or sure of myself.
At times like that I wonder, “What can I teach anybody else about empowerment when I can’t hardly even inspire myself?”
Then, I read in A Course in Miracles: “As you teach so shall you learn.”
So, I changed the question to, “What do I need to learn today about inspiring myself?”
The first thing that came to my mind was this quote from one of my favorite superhero movies:
“And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” — Thomas Wayne, Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan, 2005)
Next thing you know I found myself on You Tube watching the movie trailer …
After watching this short movie clip my excitement level increased and my heart is beating faster. My real-life problems seem to fade in comparison to the almighty “war between good and evil” being waged in Gotham City. Like my hero, Batman, I feel inspired to face and EMBRACE my worst fears and conquer them. I forget that moments ago I thought I wasn’t good enough as a woman because now I’m a legend in my own mind! My spirit soars! I feel like I can take on the world!
For the record, this is not pure escapism — although there’s a proper time and place for that as well.
It has been proven that our subconscious minds cannot tell the difference between a real experience and an imagined one. Because of this, the feelings of power and excitement generated by my brief Batman “fix” are as real to me as if I actually was a superhero.
You can read more about the importance of positive visualization and the imagination in these online articles: Visualize for Success, Helping Athletes Go for the Gold, and NLP, Positive Thinking and Visualization.
The burst of energy I felt from my little “magic movie pill” inspired me to write a blog, create a new piece of artwork, write an important business letter, pay some bills, wash a couple loads of laundry, and attend an art discussion meeting. There was a “snowball effect” as each of those activities in turn inspired new ideas and activities. And guess what? I’m feeling pretty strong, wise and sure of myself now!
That’s why I decided to create a BRAND NEW library of movie clips for us, you and me, to use when we need a quick pick-me-up. I’ve screened hundreds of movie clips, and will continue to do so, gathering the very best inspirational clips.
Whether you’re having a challenge at work, with family, romance or WHATEVER you can swing by Dangerous Linda for Magic Movie Clips to fill your prescription any time of the day or night! Give it a try — you’ll LOVE it!
Let me know your favorite inspirational movies and I’ll try to include them too!