It’s wonderful life is a classic movie that shows the trials and tribulations of a man’s life. I believe it is a classic because it shows real life, not some made up fantasy about how life is “perfect.” To me this movie is actually perfect. It does not “sugar coat” life. The trials and tribulations in the movie are things we can relate to in some way. It may have a different “story” but we can relate to the emotions that are underneath the “stories.” We have all felt trapped, desperate, hopeless, angry, frustrated, and scared. Yet, how many of us try to pretend “things are alright?” That there are no problems? And then we explode in a rage of emotions. We take our emotions out on the one’s we love the most. And then we ask ourselves, “How is my life a wonderful life? How can I be happy in this dark place when everything is falling apart for me? Why should I go on when there seems to be no hope or relief in sight?”
It is during these times that we need to be able to pull ourselves back to see the bigger picture because we have been so focused on what is NOT working that we cannot see that there are things that are working. But we become blind and accepting that our life is anything but wonderful. I believe the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” is so powerful because it reminds of us that there is more to life than material things. That “wealth” is more than money, stuff, and things. That life does have it’s ups and it’s downs and it is how we choose to see and mange those things that come up in life for us. However, if we are so focused on what is going wrong with our lives we will fail see to what is actually going well in our lives. And we have the power to manifest what we don’t want but we also have the power to manifest what we DO want. And to me, knowing that I have that power is what makes life a wonderful life.
Namaste, my friends.