Great movie from 2011, starring Bradley Cooper. I’m watching it again – right now.
Remember that moment when Cooper’s character enters his apartment after ingesting his first mysterious pill, shuts the door and says “Who lives like this?” and then proceeds to clean at superhero speed?
I’ll have one of those please.
The vacuum cleaner isn’t working quite right, and the cats have demolished the den… and then there’s my room. And laundry. And it’s Monday. Pfft.
Funny the things you notice in a movie the second, third, or fourth time around.
The first time I saw Limitless, I was mesmerized by his mental acuity. But today, on a dreary, rainy Monday filled to the brim with household chores that I swear are nagging me (can’t you hear them?) – I zone in on the disdain he suddenly develops over his living conditions and the instant motivation and speed with which he drastically changes his surroundings, and therefore his life.
Let’s write a book in four days? Heaven.
Now back to the movie.
“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” (Cynthia Occelli)
The first step in seed germination is the absorption of water, to the point of rupture.
Sounds painful, but that’s the point where new growth begins.
It reminds me of the Death card in Tarot. Everyone tends to think that it means true physical death, but it actually signifies the death of something less tangible – although equally important – such as a belief, a relationship, an attitude, a phase, a stage of life, a job, even something seemingly as innocuous as an interest.
In the cyclical nature of everything that is, everything must die in order to make room for the new.
When we hold on to beliefs, attitudes, and relationships that no longer serve us or anyone else, then we are putting obstacles in our own path.
We stop growing as spiritual beings.
Cultivating Healthy Self-Worth by Cynthia Occelli.