This past weekend, we rented Kung Fu Panda. It was a total blast, y'all. And, there were tons of cleverly disguised spiritual, zen-y nuggets of wisdom in it that I shall now share with you.
Here are the quotes that I totally ooh'ed and aaah'ed at:
"Nothing is impossible." Okay, this one may seem simple, but it's totally amazing when you see Oogway the turtle dropping those words of wisdom from his ancient, wrinkled old mouth, okay?
"One often meets [their] destiny on the road [they] take to avoid it." LOVE love love this.
"Your mind is like [the] water. When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see. If you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear." Deep.
"There are no accidents." This one, too, might seem deceptively simple. BUT. It totally applies to people who wonder "What if . . . ?" As in, "What if I had gone to college?," or "What if I hadn't had kids?," or "What if I had stayed with so-and-so . . . ?" If you believe there are no accidents, then where you are is exactly where you are supposed to be.
Just goes to show you that you never know what you're going to find when (while avoiding more pressing work that might help you fulfill your destiny) you sit down to watch an animated movie about a Panda who loves Kung Fu.
The mind-expanding nuggets of wisdom you might glean are totally no accident -- cuz they might make you go back to your work with a whole new perspective that helps you fulfill that destiny even better . . . ;).