So simple ...
When I worked in Hollywood I met some amazing actors. One of the first was James Cromwell, he played Farmer Hogget in Babe. Jamie was the sweetest man, a gentleman, always kind and friendly. His next movie was LA Confidential in which he played a violent, sadistic, corrupt cop. I was so disturbed seeing him like that, it bothered me for days! But hey, that's why they call it acting!
After I left Hollywood and started teaching I would see billboards for the latest movies and it always amused me to see the likes of John Travolta one month as a soldier, the next as a businessman, the next as a gangster. We know its just a change of costume ( John was also an amazingly kind and generous person ) but we still get caught up in the stories. I was just talking to a new friend about the Three Principles and how I bring it into my work and she said, "But that sounds so simple" Yep, it is. It's the busy mind that wants to make it all so complicated and we get caught up in the stories in our heads but when we stop and simply see through the illusion of the special effects, when our thinking slows down, we find there is a quiet feeling, a peace, a state of mind that is always available and that's where we heal.
With love, Chana.