When I am back home in the evening and as I pick up my two year old and hug my 6-year-old and listen to their day stories with same high energy level as I left home, I get reminded of the thought provoking question that started it all. I would like to thank my mom for steering me towards what matters and for practicing her best advice on giving.
The more fully we live and love, the more sadness we are bound to experience. Our inner critic tries to shield us from feeling the joys and pains of existence. It keeps us in a chronic state of numbness or dissatisfaction. In order to face our fears, we must consciously identify and actively ignore this coaching.
Over the weekend, The Purge -- a movie with a minuscule $3 million budget -- took home a staggering $33.7 million at the box office. Though, if there's a negative to be taken away from The Purge's success, it's that it earned a C grade from CinemaScore - a company that tallies the audience reaction to a movie. Now, a C might not sound that bad, but it's really hard to get a score as low as a C.