There have been very few times when I feel pulled to go see a movie by myself. This week was one of those times. It went beyond just the hype, the reviews, or the record-breaking ticket sales. I really felt there was a message for me in the movie, Avengers – Endgame.
FYI: I will not spoil the movie for those who have yet to see it, so carry on.
The writers of the movie, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, deserve a lot of credit, as do the directors, Anthony and Joe Russo. It can’t be an easy task to sew in life lessons in an effort to humanize these super heroes. They also did a fantastic job bringing many of the characters’ through their own personal satoris, illuminating their notions of what makes a life one that is well-lived. It takes true visionaries to make this all happen in such a way that remains captivating and believable, let alone bring these scenes to life in between the epic action sequences.
It isn’t a spoiler to say that much of the storyline involves the idea of using a time machine to change history, thereby also potentially generating a different future.
As it stands today (without access to a time machine), we can’t do anything about the past, yet some folks mentally spend too much time there. On the other hand, others simply don’t spend enough time thinking about and planning for the future. Why is that?
The two biggest limiting beliefs held are: What I am capable of? and What is really possible?
As someone who is dedicating my work to helping folks create a vision and own it, I want to offer you some contemplation:
Questions for you:
1) What does a life well-lived mean for you?
2) What is your role in the “hero’s journey,” and how does that show up for you in your life today?
3) Where are you spending too much time living in the past? What has not been healed or released?
4) What are your limiting beliefs on creating a life well-lived?
5) Is there anywhere in your vision or in your journey today where you are not honoring your own truth, but rather trying to please someone else or society??
If any of these questions stir something in you that you want to share or if you have a question, please feel free to e mail me at chris@chrisyonker,com
I’ll leave you with this quote from Endgame:
EVERYONE FAILS AT WHO THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO BE, THOR. A MEASURE OF A PERSON, OF A HERO, IS HOW WELL THEY SUCCEED AT BEING WHO THEY ARE. ~ Thor’s Mom “Frigga”