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Meet Barnet Bain (Celestine Prophecy, What Dreams May Come, Eckhart Tolle’s movie director) – In Vancouver and online
Join us for a special evening to meet Eckhart Tolle’s movie director Barnet Bain (What Dreams May Come, The Celestine Prophecy) and producers, Ryan and Stephen, at their studio in Vancouver, where Eckhart was interviewed about the movie (his videos are on http://www.msthemovie.com).
1) if you are in Vancouver, you can register for free on http://www.meetup.com/EckhartTolleVancouver/events/143774552/ to attend in person.
2) to watch the online, worldwide, free version of our meeting, on Thursday at 6 PM PST, please send me an email to:
frank @ miltonssecretmovie.com
and, on the day/time of the event, please visit: https://plus.google.com/109293495031013642290/
3) All times are Pacific Time (= Vancouver time). This is a tool to convert time zones: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?p1=2&p2=215
4) If you live in a different time zone, or if the streaming has any technical issues and you cannot see us, we should be able to record the event and make it available to remote participants who contacted me by email.
Join us for an evening in stillness with the director and producers of “Milton’s Secret”, an upcoming movie based on Eckhart’s book. Some pointers for the evening:
– Listening to recorded introduction to the movie, by Eckhart
– Experience a live exercise in presence, lead by the movie Director Barnet Bain
– Highlights of engaged entertainment: transforming lives one viewers at a time
– Milton’s Secret campaign on IndieGoGo- Chat with Stephen and Ryan, the Canadian producers of “Milton’s Secret”, who will share about their meetings with Eckhart, their paths, etc. and answer questions from participants.
– from 8 PM until midnight, we will be hosting a fundraising event at the studio (not online)
More about Milton’s Secret
MILTON’S SECRET (http://www.msthemovie.com) is the first motion picture based on a book by #1 New York Times bestselling author Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now, A New Earth) co-authored by Robert S. Friedman (Publisher of Conversations with God), starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Peter Fonda and directed by Barnet Bain –who is committed to creating transformational movies including Oscar winner “What Dreams May Come,” Emmy nominated “Homeless to Harvard, ” and “The Celestine Prophecy.”
MILTON’S SECRET carries a very timely message about bullying. It is a coming of age story about an 11-year-old boy growing up in an economically depressed suburb, and the elder quest of his grandfather. His mother and father are workaholics with marital and financial problems, and he is being bullied at school. When his grandfather visits, Milton learns that rehashing the past and worrying about the future are preventing him from finding true happiness in the Now.
Please visit http://www.msthemovie.com now to see how you can be part of this. Thanks!
10 powerful insights from Eckhart Tolle:
# Don’t seek happiness. If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness. Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing what is rather than making up stories about it.
# The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral, which always is as it is. There is the situation or the fact, and here are my thoughts about it. Instead of making up stories, stay with the facts. For example, “I am ruined” is a story. It limits you and prevents you from taking effective action. “I have 50 cents left in my bank account” is a fact. Facing facts is always empowering.
# See if you can catch the voice in your head, perhaps in the very moment it complains about something, and recognize it for what it is: the voice of the ego, no more than a thought. Whenever you notice that voice, you will also realize that you are not the voice, but the one who is aware of it. In fact, you are the awareness that is aware of the voice. In the background, there is the awareness. In the foreground, there is the voice, the thinker. In this way you are becoming free of the ego, free of the unobserved mind.
# Wherever you look, there is plenty of circumstantial evidence for the reality of time—a rotting apple, your face in the bathroom mirror compared with your face in a photo taken 30 years ago—yet you never find any direct evidence, you never experience time itself. You only ever experience the present moment.
# Why do anxiety, stress, or negativity arise? Because you turned away from the present moment. And why did you do that? You thought something else was more important. One small error, one misperception, creates a world of suffering.
# People believe themselves to be dependent on what happens for their happiness. They don’t realize that what happens is the most unstable thing in the universe. It changes constantly. They look upon the present moment as either marred by something that has happened and shouldn’t have or as deficient because of something that has not happened but should have. And so they miss the deeper perfection that is inherent in life itself, a perfection that lies beyond what is happening or not happening. Accept the present moment and find the perfection that is untouched by time.
# The more shared past there is in a relationship, the more present you need to be; otherwise, you will be forced to relive the past again and again.
# Equating the physical body with “I,” the body that is destined to grow old, wither, and die, always leads to suffering. To refrain from identifying with the body doesn’t mean that you no longer care for it. If it is strong, beautiful, or vigorous, you can appreciate those attributes—while they last. You can also improve the body’s condition through nutrition and exercise. If you don’t equate the body with who you are, when beauty fades, vigor diminishes, or the body becomes incapacitated, this will not affect your sense of worth or identity in any way. In fact, as the body begins to weaken, the light of consciousness can shine more easily.
# You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you and allowing that goodness to emerge.
# If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace
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