A few years back, a movie, Observe and Report, starring Seth Rogen, was released and for whatever reason, I totally vibed on it. Observe and Report has to be one of the oddest movies that I have seen, like a dark Napoleon Dynamite, but I think I finally figured out why I liked it…
I liked the title. Plain and simple, it spoke to me, maybe it’s commanded me. As I go through life and observe all around, see the giant, ever unfolding, walking meditation at play, I can’t help but report. I suppose because it seems so many of us want to relate to what is going on and find the meaning. And regardless of anyone else, it is who I am.
I’ve always seen the meaning, sometimes after the fact, sometimes I denied it, but I always saw meaning in what I experienced. One of the most common things I get from people is: wow, I thought I was a deep thinker, but you take it further. I do this, in that I tend to present things in a way that people haven’t thought before, not necessarily that I’m uncovering anything new but I feel like my role is to share and why not.
The Buddha said that there can be a life without suffering and still filled with pain. I have felt angry, sad, rage, jaded many times in recent weeks. But I don’t suffer because of it. I watch it. I see each seated at the same table with Love, Joy, etc. and I enjoy it all. I enjoy each experience because it is teaching me so much each day, sometimes many points of expansion throughout. It is so odd for me to report that I observe each feeling as I go through it because I used to hate feeling. Today I feel okay about that. I feel okay feeling what I do because I am able to observe it.
Thank you for the opportunity to Observe and Report regarding this beautiful mess of a messy beauty.