This morning after work I found the movie "Jersey Girl". No, I'm not a fan of Ben Affleck all that much, but this part was written to suit him and it's a great chick-flick.
When I speak of obtaining wisdom from movies or song lyrics, what I'm really saying is that there are opportunities to learn lessons everywhere. And that when I hear certain things, I instantly know that there is something I'm supposed to learn from it. Or sometimes I just get reinforcement of the lessons I've already learned (can never get too much of that).
In the movie, I heard: "Anonymity doesn't concern me, embarrassment does."
This hit home with me because I have been arguing with myself about participating in certain activities which would allow me to be vulnerable to other people knowing things about me that I wouldn't necessarily want the whole world to know, least of all my children.
It also reinforces the fact that I do not want to live my life in obscurity. I feel very natural being in front of a group of people and being the center of attention. But I have to temper that with a bit of self-control so as not to embarrass myself.
And then after the movie, they had interviews with the actors and such. The film maker who wrote the story had advice to give to future film makers. But it applied to my Life and Path as well:
"Write what you know. The most interesting stories are unique to YOU and no one can write it as well as you."
And, "Please yourself first and an audience will come."
This one affirmed that I am on the right track as far meeting the right people who can help me achieve my Soul's purpose. I am done sitting on the fence. I am who I am and when I am functioning as a complete person by keeping all parts of me happy, the "teachers" that can help me evolve appear.