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“Looking for happiness in the body, mind or world is like looking for the screen in a movie. The screen doesn’t appear in the movie, and yet, at the same time, all that is seen in the movie is the screen. In the same way that the screen ‘hides’ in plain view, so happiness ‘hides’ in all experience.”

~ Rupert Spira

The wisdom of Rupert Spira touches me and gives me time to pause. When I hear him talk in conversations on YouTube, I have a sense of knowing and his words make sense. Taken out of context it’s harder to grasp the deeper meaning with an ordinary mind and limitations of language….

Happiness is there for all of us, at any moment, when we open up our awareness of it. Otherwise we just get caught up in the story that’s being projected.

… Or perhaps its too early in the morning to decipher what is on the screen.

I would love to hear your perspective.

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

34 comments on “Happiness and the Movies

  1. We are not the movie.
    We are not the story.
    We are not the screen.
    We are not the projector.

    We are the witness, watching the scenes unfold with conscious awareness. From that perspective, we can get caught up in the story OR choose to let go of our desire for a certain outcome. When we go with the flow and let the story unfold in its own way and time, we become a detached observer, overflowing with mirth.

    As joy bubbles up from within, we are one with the laughing buddha.

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  2. This really resonates and I also agree with nrhatch. I see that most of the time. Occasionally, I get caught up in the story or the picture. Very helpful.

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  3. The older I get, the easier it seems to choose happiness. Great reminder, Val!

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  4. Making happiness a state of being is the best way to apply its treasure.

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  5. I like the analogy.

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  6. This reminds me of an old Kathy Mattea song, “Standing Knee Deep in a River Dying of Thirst”. Joy is all around us if we just are mindful of its presence. Lovely post. If you are interested in viewing the video or lyrics –

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  7. I think that I am the happiest I have ever been,.perhaps it is because I have discovered who I am. It’s taken me a long time! I am such a slow developer.

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  8. This really hits home. Thank you, Val. I love the quote.

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  9. Wise words Val! Sitting on the land each day reminds me of this presence and awareness within and around me! 🙂

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  10. As they say, ‘happiness is an inside job.’ It’s the perspective we choose that makes the difference. Even in the worst situations, if you look long enough, you’ll find the silver lining. You just have to remember to look!

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  11. Love that quote you gave us Val.

    Happiness is a state of BEing, and I can be happy shovelling manure in the allotment, as well as when I am picking dahlias, as I absorb their colours and blooms. and fragrances 🙂 .
    We are the writers of our own scripts.. And at any time we can write a different ending to our stories.. Its just that some like to keep replaying the same old video loops.. 🙂
    May we continue to Flow in Love and Happiness dear Val.. And I so thank you for all of your reminders that keep us seeking to be the best we can be..
    Love and Blessings my friend ❤ ❤ ❤

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  12. Since you asked for feedback, Val, I offer this. Cultivate gratitude. From that place, one is bound to be happy, no matter the circumstances. Aloha ❤

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  13. sounds like a great
    choice, Val 🙂

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  14. When you want to see differences between people, you will see a lot. When you want to see the similarities, you will also see a lot. Likewise, when you want to see sadness in experiences, you will see a lot. When you want to see the happiness, you will again see a lot.

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  15. Rupert’s “screen” metaphors are always a great reminder of what “I” truly am/are/is.

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  16. love this
    Sometimes the struggle is being to caught up in breaking down the movie instead of allowing the escape of just watching and taking in the full experience in of the masterpiece

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  17. Your style is awesome 😊💜

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