The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
On Sunday afternoon as I was sitting preparing for 2014, I decided I wanted to take a break and get out of the house. I grabbed my hat and coat, and out the door I went. I walked up to the local mall and decided seeing a movie and getting out of my head for a little while would do me some good.
As I looked over the possible choices, one movie kept jumping out at me… The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I do love adventure movies.
I thought the Secret Life of Walter Mitty was a brilliant representation of a person who wants and craves more from life. They have played it safe and secure behind a desk and a so-called career. When love is at stake, Walter reaches beyond his limits and let’s go of fear. What lies ahead is a magnificent tale of adventure, courage and facing challenges once thought to be greater than he. At the end, you see a renewed man who knows without doubt that he can now face any experience that flows to him.
The movie itself has beautiful scenery of Iceland, Greenland and the Himalayas. Ben Stiller does a great job of balancing comedy with soul searching yet quiet drama. I walked away from that theatre with my own renewed intention to continue having as many adventures as I can in this life. It was encouraging and reaffirming.
That was exactly what I needed. As I was walking home, I set my intentions for 2014.
What did Walter Mitty teach me?
- To live a life of adventure
- To look fear right in the eye and keep moving forward
- To believe in Love
- To balance life’s lessons with laughter, grace and humility
- To be confident and courageous
- To use imagination (which is the key to manifestation) to seek what I desire
- To create solutions from challenges
If you watch this movie, you will see each of these intentions on several scenes of the movie. Walter didn’t let anything stop him from getting what he wanted. He pushed past fear. He drew courage through imagination and love. He created solutions where other people may have given up.
He finally manifested a life of adventure even if it took 16 years of fantasy to make it happen. Ah, patience. He was a man of great patience. Beautiful.
Isn’t it great how the universe will put all the tools right in front of you exactly when you need them to move you forward. These seven intentions is exactly what I needed to see my world open up in 2014. I will look at these daily, morning and night. Read them with full feeling and infused love. My actions will be judged against these to know that what I want to create in 2014 will be adventurous, fearless and courageous, done with love, grace, laughter, confidence and humility, will contain creative solutions to any challenges I may face, and will come from my imagination or as I like to say infinite potentiality.
Happy New Year!!!