A couple of days ago I watched the classic “Groundhog Day” with Bill Murray. I have watched this movie before, maybe 10 years ago, but now I understood it a little better.
Despite the great old school comedy, the entertaining story and the amazing presence of Bill I saw something else. I realized something and I was astonished.
Do you know that we are ALL reliving the same day over and over and over again and we are not even aware of it?!
I realized that the movie is not a fantasy at all. It is a great, powerful analogy of life, time and growth. It precisely explains how time works and how we work through time. It precisely explains how we grow and how energy flows.
But take it easy dear readers, I’ll explain everything.
Let’s dive in!
Before everything else, we get stuck!
For those who haven’t watched the movie, a person named Fill who is a weathercaster gets stuck in a small town because of the blizzards. However, soon he realizes that he is not just stuck in the small town but, for some reason, he is also stuck in time, reliving the same day over and over and over again.
No matter what he does, where he sleeps, or even if he doesn’t sleep at all at 6AM he is transported into the bed of his motel room with the same day starting again. Everything is reset but his consciousness. Nobody remembers his yesterday just like it didn’t happen. Only he remembers.
That’s probably the shortest description of this movie. But it is enough to continue with our little chat. Now bear with me.
What if you were immortal? What would you do if you can live forever? What if I tell you that you are and you are actually stuck reliving the same day over and over and over again?
You would probably report me as crazy or think I am a little coo coo at least. I mean you remember yesterday, everybody around you remembers yesterday and their version is of course, the same as your version. But let’s pretend for the sake of getting a clearer picture.
What would you do in a scenario like this one?
First, we all do the same. We put the PARTY mode on and try to satisfy as many desires as we can!
Just like in the movie, we take advantage of our “superpower” and use it to do what we please. To get what we want.
We are focused on going all out and experiencing, using, abusing, manipulating all that we feel like to. Why? Because the next day everything is reset so what’s the big deal, right?
We can eat as much as we want, whatever we want. We can consume whatever we want. We can learn things about others so the “next” day we can use them to make new friends or sex companions, or simply manipulate things into our own advantage.
We can rob banks and make money simply by finding gaps in the timing.
We can convince people we are a God and get away with anything. We can have so much fun with our “superpower” without any consequences what so ever.
We can literally do whatever we want so we do whatever we want.
But then, things start to get pointless.
Once we realize the shallowness of acquiring our desires, once we sense that there must be something more than just doing what we want, we change our focus!
Second, we realize what we truly love!
Being immortal and all, there comes a time when you realize that there is something you always wanted, something beyond everything else.
This “thing” is now the only thing that matters in eternity.
So what do we do?
We do what we learned to do best. We try to use our “superpower” to get what we truly love.
But, somehow, nothing we do with our “superpower” seems to work. No matter how much things we learn to manipulate there seems to be no way to get what we truly love.
Why? We continuously ask this question, why cannot we get this thing but we can get everything else?
However, the worst thing is to actually get what we think we truly love and realize that something is missing. To lose hope in ever getting what we truly love.
So what do we do?
We do not want to live anymore. We may even try to kill ourselves, but hey, we are immortal aren’t we?
After eons pass and we accept that we cannot use our “superpower” to get what we truly love, we start to help people.
We look for people in need of help. We study their problems and we fix whatever they need fixing.
We see a kid fall from a tree so the “next” day we make sure to be there and catch him.
We see a homeless person so we try to feed him.
We see old ladies have a flat tire, the next day we are there with a spare tire even before the other one gets flat.
We do as much good as we can because deep inside we are good and deep inside we want to make a better world.
However, again, we realize that nothing we do truly matters. The next day everything is reset. And if we keep on helping other people there will always be people who we cannot help. In fact, there is no one we actually help, the “next” day it is all the same.
If we try to save an old lady from being robbed we may not be there to catch the kid from falling.
We realize that even if we take care of the homeless man, feed him and keep him warm, the homeless person still dies at the end of the day.
We can literally help no one with our “superpower” but ourselves.
So that’s what we do.
In the end we give up and start doing what we really want to do to grow as a person because it is our consciousness which remembers the days.
We feel like playing a piano. That’s what we do. We start learning piano even if one lesson costs us 1000$ We master this art.
We keep on growing. We want to learn how to create ice sculptures. That’s what we do. We learn the skill and we master it.
We like to learn how to dance, sing, paint, write. We master all of those skills. We grow by learning them.
We learn poetry, we read books and we look into different wisdoms, philosophies and arts others have created and shared with the world.
We create with what we have learned even if it means the next day everything is reset.
Why? Because it is the process of creating that we truly enjoy and it matters more than the product at the end.
Now we let who we really are shine through!
We make the life of other people better by simply being in their presence.
We know so many skills and techniques. We are the voice and face of the party.
Our calmness, confidence and self control give security, peace and freedom to anyone around us.
We are literally becoming stars and others orbit around us being inspired and replenished with energy simply by our presence.
Now we don’t need our “superpower” to get what we want because we are enough for ourselves.
And here lies the greatest secret my dear readers. Here lies the key to answering why we couldn’t get what we truly loved.
It was never the desires that we wanted but for us to be able to fulfill them. That’s why we so desperately wanted to satisfy them before everything else.
It was like a fix. A fix that was telling us “ouu yeah, you are enough!” But we really weren’t, weren’t we?
That’s why we couldn’t get what we truly loved, because we thought we need something external, or a “superpower” to grow and acquire it.
Once we focused on ourselves and our personal growth. Once we realized that we were always enough to grow through the way we wanted to grow, once we realized we do not need anything outside of us to be a better person, that’s when all changed. That’s when we became who we truly are. That’s when we became enough.
This sense of being enough as yourself released you from any burden you thought you had, to get more, do more, help more, to save the world, to make others live better, to get what you truly love.
This freed you to be yourself and by simply minding your own business you accomplished more of those things. You’ve gained, you’ve done and you helped more, you saved the world in your own way through your own creations and simply with your presence you are making the lives of other people better.
Somehow, the “thing” you always wanted found you.
Like it was able to see that now you are legit, it made itself available to you. You acquired it and now it wasn’t missing anything. Now what you truly wanted was truly yours because it was nothing and no one helping you get it. That’s what you really truly wanted.
And somehow, the next day at 6AM things didn’t go reset. Life kept going with you having what you’ve always loved. You actually started living for the first time.
You probably wonder why you got unstuck.
Because you never were stuck buddy. It was always your perception spinning you in circles to show you that you need to start living.
Time is change and past and future are only concepts of our mind. They do not exist, do they? They exist only in our mind. Literally, the only thing that exists is the now. Think about it. And the change our mind perceives is the way time passes for us. So, when we get stuck reliving the same “day” it means our perception is stuck searching for something meaningful. But we never really look to find what is meaningful for us, we try to see what others tell us it’s meaningful.
And we keep on being stuck never listening to what we feel is right and meaningful for us.
Once you came to your center, the circling stopped. For you, time became straight again.
Instead of looking at eternity from the inside you rose above and saw eternity in the depth of every moment. You glimpsed into the infinity through the possibilities of your choices and you understood the power of creativity to open this window even more.
Once you’ve started building upon something that is meaningful to you by being your true self you pressed the play button. Your perception shifted. Now everything is possible and everything might happen. The only control you have and ever had is the one of choosing how you happen, where and through what to grow.
We are born and life seems to move forward when we are kids. We learn, we discover, we grow.
However, once we get to a certain age life seems to slow down and we usually get stuck reliving the same “day” over and over and over again. Until we get very old and realize how fast life went.
We focus on getting more money so we’ll have more “mana” for our “superpower” to fulfill our desires.
We try to manipulate things into getting what we always truly wanted not even being aware of our need to grow. But we learn this is a fool’s errand.
We may even desperately try to help as many people as we can because, for some reason, we feel guilty. Or we may even believe that we need to save the world.
But the world does not need saving. It’s not your responsibility to save the world. You cannot even help others if they do not want to help themselves.
You feel guilty because you are in the eyes of the one who is always watching you, the one who you always degrade and neglect, yourself. And you will instantly forgive yourself when you become honest and admit to yourself what you really need to focus on and do, no matter how selfish that sounds at first glance. You will forgive yourself the moment you accept yourself to be enough.
The moment we accept ourselves and start to grow through our truth, the moment we start to learn, discover and grow again is the moment we get unstuck. No matter if we get everything, and if we save everyone, the whole world and The Universe we will never be enough until we see we always were.
I know you realize now that you are reliving the same “day” over and over again. I am too buddy and I am trying to be a little more unstuck every day.
This is not a movie and it takes time to grow but the moment you start minding your own business you will not feel stuck anymore. One step at a time.
Even starting to learn one thing you always wanted to learn is a great change towards the right direction.
Do something you always wanted to do!
Learn something you always wanted to learn!
Create something you always wanted to create!
Tell someone something you always wanted to tell!
Go somewhere you always wanted to go!
That’s when you truly start living.
Write in the comments what you’ve always wanted to learn, do, create, tell, visit so you’ll feel the momentum of walking towards that direction. We are also curious and it may inspire others!
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