This an ancient trailer sequence of Soul Biographies as they used to be, and in many respects still are.
This is unusual. Filmed Fall of 2019. This 30 minutes of footage is pretty much uncut. Insights, admissions and all. It is deeply reflective and revealing of where this work is now to be pointed, and the contrarian nature of life and purpose finding you rather than you heading off to find it.
I sat in front of the camera with nothing to bring. There was stillness, space and time. And the knowing that these three were well suited partners. The resulting three minutes speak of something I’ve noticed. Something you may find useful – A human warmth and profound human connection that lives beyond all our seeming differences.
The ability to see through the eyes of another holds the key to empathy, and I mean ‘see’ in its most expansive of definitions. And such empathy exists as a quality that might transform the complexion of everything. This film reveals the experience of a world through the eyes of paranoid schizophrenia.
A two minute human portrait of a wildly popular author that wonders about our own inability to come to terms with the possibility that we each might be perfect.
Imagine your life, or your child’s life following its course and then an abrupt and brutal turn. The sudden onset of Schizophrenia. A violent shock to what was. A loss. At a loss. And a soul rendered desolate and alone.
It’s a feeling inside that defies definition. It’s an experience of wholeness. An experience of tranquility. Of peace. An experience of home. It’s an experience of life. I could stay here all day.
‘It happens with people. It happens in solitude. It happens in the midst of incredible busyness. And incredible stillness.’ Might you take a step towards a contemplative life. A meditative life. A life of quiet and courageous transformation.
Said truth to a denier. You appear to spend a great many of your waking hours wanting the world to be different. For you to be different. For me to be different.
‘…the Universe said Jonas is not listening. We did everything we can to make him listen. But he does not listen. So maybe this will wake him up.’ A film about art, cancer and waking up.