‘… you think you have a map in your hand that’s going to guide you to where you need to go. And as you walk along you realize the map you’re holding isn’t helping. It’s somebody else’s map. It’s somebody else’s markings on it.’
What you seek is seeking you BUT you’re so busy looking that what is trying to find you, can’t. Know this, that there is a possibility that what might drive your entire life could be so dramatically different.
“… this maybe a revolution of an idea. That what we seek is seeking us. That what we yearn for exists already and doesn’t need to be worked towards. That human connectedness is here. It’s always been here. It doesn’t need to be conjured up. It simply needs to be noticed.”
‘… I need to die. I so much needed to die’. These few minutes reveal something of the human experience so beautifully elemental that it might change you and you won’t know why. The film ends ‘… I always wondered what were the tears of joy, now I know’.
Start with Nothing. No-thing. No act on your part. For this moment in time set down your requirements. Let the experience of each film subject find you, not you them. Like the experience of music. Witnessing is not an act on your part. Let it. Simply let it.
When we are seen without judgment or condition, we are known. When we are known, we become aware that we belong to each other. It is such an awareness that might change the world. These are essential notes on how best to experience these film portraits.