CRASH

“If there are no expectations,
then you are free.
If you expect, then you are in bondage.
Choose whatever you want.
Expectations are rarely fulfilled.”

POONJAJI

I just saw a movie called “Crash”.
Intensely filled with the disturbing kaleidoscope of human emotions, anyone watching the movie must be powerfully stirred by the implications.
Habitually ingrained into a reactive impulse, the human mind is filled with assumptions and attitudes based upon past encounters. Fear, pain and anger accumulate into a knee jerk reaction. A need and capacity to understand these instinctive emotions can ease our tenuous and human state.
Judgments made about skin color, race, age, attire, speech, caste and class, are responses based on a ‘conditioned past’ where the mind is programmed into a specific belief pattern. Is this the state of humanity now? Suspicious, angry and fearful? No I think not, because, as the movie illustrated so brilliantly – the qualities of love, forgiveness and humor were also incorporated into the profound network of human interaction. A response based on a fresh look at the present situation is the key and the way to clean the slate of a distressing past.
This movie directly incorporated the depth and intensity of an individual’s behavior and awareness – can we really be principled in judging the whole world of another person – is self-righteousness the consequence of a shallow evaluation of our fellow human beings? Neatly labeled suppositions can be made about a person, based on small-minded and uncalled-for reasons.
I believe that each and every one of us has suffered the hurt of being mis-understood; it creates a desire in the injured party to be guarded and only say what may please others – for fear of being misinterpreted.
I would love to glimpse a world where humanity can acknowledge and see beyond the words and actions of other people; to even feel the pain and hurt that causes another person to react and take certain measures. I am asking a lot of humanity, and yet I believe it is possible.
Rising into a higher place where compassion, love and forgiveness are given to oneself and to others – is the place I speak of.

When life seems utterly overwhelming –

“KEEP BREATHING
AND SEE WHAT THE TIDE BRINGS IN”

(From the movie ‘Castaway’)

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This is a narrative from my book about America
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This is a narrative from my book about America
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I wrote this narrative after seeing the movie called ‘CRASH’

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