All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
All that is necessary for the triumph of stupidity,
is for stupid men to blather on, and intelligent men say nothing.
Usually, I try to write about one or more thoughts that I think of as crystals of human wisdom, that in many cases are not new, but simply my distillation of spirits that have been around for a long time, with a particular emphasis on self-motivation, empowerment, self-actualization, and the general notion that we all have strengths and weaknesses and the weaknesses can be overcome… in some cases by simply focusing on the strengths. In other words, what we need to do to grow into our full and true individual power to change our world profoundly for the good of our community, ourselves, and the planet.
In this blog I’m going to depart from that format and tell you something more immediate (and potentially powerful) for those of you who are feeling the fresh air blowing in your lives from the changes that are afoot in our world. Those of you who feel like you want to make a difference, you can make a difference... but HOW?? … here’s an opportunity for you to light a REAL fire on a broader basis. First, you need to go see the movie “I AM” by Tom Shadyac. Then you need to spread the word!!
Tom is a reasonably well known movie director (Bruce Almighty, The Nutty Professor, etc.) who had an accident that lead to an epiphany, and subsequently to a journey of discovery. The result is a profound and substantive conversation, the start of which is the movie and the continuation of which is YOU…here, and in any other place you can think of – by motivating other to go see the movie, as well as by having the conversation in your own right.
What makes this particularly meaningful right NOW is that the film has been on limited distribution but recently (Last Wednesday) they taped the Oprah Winfrey show! Oprah saw I AM, was deeply moved, and dedicated her last open show to this film. Oprah and Tom talked in depth on air about the film, which she urged her audience to see, telling everyone plainly that this is the conversation we need to be having. The show will air on April 20th, if you’d like to check it out. Now here’s where the news gets exciting – Thanks to all of the positive responses, and with the above-mentioned national attention, the distribution team is officially opening the movie in 50+ more cities!
So, for what this website is all about, for the SHIFT that we all stand for in our own lives in the most positive manifestation possible, a singularly powerful action that you can take is to see this movie and the get others to se it as well. The movie website is http://iamthedoc.com/ and the NEW listing of showings and times (which by the way, Tom usually attends the opening of) is at http://iamthedoc.com/showtimes-date/ If you do NOTHING else this week you will have made a tangible and positive movement toward the SHIFT by seeing this movie. This conversation needs to be UNSTOPPABLE!!
Blessings to you all as we work to empower a better and more uniformly prosperous world.
John Strohl (aka Smokemaster)