Have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day? It’s a film starring Bill Murray where every day he wakes up living the exact same day over and over. At first it sucks, but he finds out that because every morning it’s like getting the reset button hit, there are NO consequences to your previous actions!
Imagine if life was like that. You could do whatever you want, take risks you’ve always been afraid of taking, try new things that may end up in mind-blowing failure, see what it’s like to rob a bank, go on a high speed chase and wind up in jail… heck, even if you killed yourself, you would wake up right back in the same bed with the chance to do it all over again. Nothing you did yesterday ever happened.
The main character in the movie a very egotistical so he starts out using this experience to his own self-centered advantage, doing his best to get what he wants and, well, screw what others want because it just doesn’t matter.
The recent economic crash we experienced is based on this mentality. The rich and powerful seek to get what they want at the expense of others, but in this disparity that’s created, everything crashes. We truly are all one and when we harm to get what we want, even if we get what we want in the short term, it’s simply not a sustainable long term solution.
I’m not going to spoil the movie for those of you who haven’t seen it, but he then experiments with using his newfound abilities to serve others. Knowing when someone is going to get a flat tire, get hurt, and so on, you have the ability to run around town and be at the right place at the right time to save everyone, almost like being a superhero.
Talking with people one day, you could know exactly what to say to them or what gifts to give them that would make them the happiest. In the movie he even picks up women through trial and error until he gets it right. hmm, perhaps this should be in the section above on selfishness, though we could say it’s also service to others since they enjoy it too. You decide.
The main thing I want to highlight is the sense of complete and total social freedom he displays. You gotta watch the movie to truly appreciate it, but he’s completely fearless.
What would you do if you were completely and totally fearless?
What would you do if other people’s opinions of you had no effect whatsoever on your state of being?
What would you do if you were totally free to be or do ANYTHING you wanted, without worrying about the results?
How deeply would you Love? How devious would you be?
What would you say to people? How would you treat others knowing you’d be okay no matter what?
How would you live without attachments?
How free would you feel?
What would you do with your life in that day?
This’ll be a fun discussion.