I’m going to briefly discuss Capernaum which is currently showing in Cinema’s in the UK.
This film is absolutely heart wrenching and astoundingly captivates a child’s devastating experience of tragic heart break, after heart break and what’s excruciating is that this film definitely makes you question your beliefs especially if you believe in god.
How could there be a god if a child must endure such hell and as an avid believer that everything happens for a reason even I cannot grasp why such treacherous things take place.
A truly eye opening account of the lives many refugees are living.
During Capernaum I couldn’t help but feel deliriously grateful for my life, for my circumstances and I hope you feel grateful too. If you need to be reminded of how grateful you should be, please go and watch this film.
I first saw Capernaum during the 20 minute build up to: If Beale Street could talk. Another amazing depiction of real life struggles, and I immediately knew I had to watch it. Zain Al-Rafeea, who is a Syrian refugee, performed in such a compelling and heartbreaking way and what’s truly captivating yet outrageously scary is that he has first hand experience of this harsh up bringing.
So I ask you are you grateful? Are you thankful you have a bed, a roof over your head, family who love you? Freedom to go shopping or meet with friends? To date by choice?
Are you grateful?
Capernaum provokes the need to understand the meaning of life, what are we doing here and why are some suffering so cruelly? Why do we turn a blind eye to the terrible ongoings? How do we sleep at night?
No child should ever feel the pain demonstrated in this film yet it is happening and I feel it’s important we ask the question why?
Peoples lives are being ruined because of borders and greed – it’s disgusting! Children are suffering at our hands, we’re killing the earth and one another. Children are still being forced into marriage – societies are sick.
So I’ll say again, I hope that we’re grateful for all the luxurious extras we have and the time we’ve been given, I hope you don’t complain today and when you do, you catch yourself and remember not too far away, people are suffering – children, innocent helpless children, are suffering!
What if for every good thing that happens to you, every time your rewarded you give something back. Even just to say thank you is a start but let’s go one step further how about volunteering your time to a good cause or raising money, or as basic as making conscious decisions regarding what you use within your household, what you buy within the shops, what you put in your mouth to eat, where you buy your clothes and start looking at some of your perspectives on life. Is it time to put aside the attitude of “well there’s nothing I can do about it” and really home in on being a greater individual by working on your internal self which in turn will enable you to do greater, externally.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Gratitude: the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.
Self-love is of utmost importance because truly loving yourself, enables you to operate from a place of compassion, killing the ego and spreading more light. I set you the task of thinking of at 3 things you are grateful for today. As you rise on this beautiful morning, if you aren’t satisfied know that you hold the key to make the changes you require but bear in mind your attitude, as I have said, not far away children are suffering so in comparison, you probably have it all, one just needs to practice gratitude.
Sending light and love, ALWAYS x