Gifts from Frustrated Expectations
Our lives are made up of expectations – what we’re supposed to do, and what our lives are supposed to look like. For every holiday, every age and stage of life, there are models to aim for that may not become our reality.
Whether we choose to defy expectations or just find them frustrated, it is often the shattered images of perfection that lead us to the most profound experiences. The Hero’s Journey, the universal “monomyth” outlined by Joseph Campbell, explains that endurance and overcoming dire circumstances is part of our human journey. This is what enables our spirit to triumph. No challenges, no triumph. No darkness, no stars.
So what seems like a bad thing may actually shed light on what’s really important. If you find yourself in the darkness, these films can help shine a light on the possibilities.