Silencing That Voice
There is a new Disney movie out called "Luca" that surprised and delighted me the other night. First, I love the name Luca because it reminds me of the time I spent in New York. Second, this animated movie takes place in Italy, and I don't think I need to explain how magical that country is, especially to anyone who has visited, or heard a blow by blow accounting of their vacation by someone they know, about how wonderful the people, the food, and the sights are! However, it is this last reason that had me so excited that I kept turning to my kiddo during the movie and incessantly saying, "Silenzio, Bruno!"
Here's the scene: Luca and his friend Alberto are at the top of a steep hill. Alberto is on a "Vespa" that they have put together using random, make-shift objects that Alberto has collected over time (there's no motor, there's no real tires, and the "Vespa" is not held together in any sort of solid way). Alberto turns to Luca and says:
Alberto: You coming?
Luca: Nope, can't do it. Never in a million years.
Alberto: I know your problem, you got a Bruno in your head.
Luca: A Bruno?
Alberto: Yeah, I get one too, sometimes. He says: Alberto you can't. Alberto you're gonna die. Alberto don't put that in your mouth. It's simple, don't listen to stupid Bruno. Shut him up, say "Silenzio, Bruno."
I love this!!
The reason this is so powerful is that we all have that voice in our head that tells us all the reasons why we will not be successful, why we don't have any business doing that thing we want, or that we don't have the knowledge, skills, fill in the blank, to pull it off. Now, I'm not saying to risk your life riding down a steep hill on a non-vehicle. However, I would like you to consider challenging yourself.
First, let me start by saying that I truly believe that EVERYONE has a unique offering to bring to this world that is based on their history, their personality, and their talents. I believe that for most people the idea of pursuing this scares the bejesus out of them, and their "Bruno" comes out in full force. I know this because that is how I felt when I finally owned up to my unique offering- to help people create "Impenetrable Joy" and no longer be at the mercy of people and circumstances that dictate whether they are having a good/bad day or good/bad life, to help them understand where anxiety, stress, and overwhelm come from, and heal them once and for all, so that they can learn to be predominantly in joy.
I am not going to lie and tell you that I just strapped it on and went for it, that is not exactly what happened. I was in a fair amount of resistance until I just couldn't deny it any longer. The pain of not doing what I knew in my everything was what I was supposed to be doing became too great. I finally stepped over the edge. It felt like I was free falling for a bit, but I kept up the faith, and lo and behold, it began to work out! Would you like to find or develop your unique offering and learn how to, "Silenzio, Bruno?" Let's chat next week and get started carving your path.
Erin "spelunker" Mac