Revenant is He who Awakens to the Truth.©

Revenant is He who Awakens to the Truth.©

The movie, The Revenant takes a raw aim at the human nature and dissect it to the bone. I haven’t seen anything quite like it. First I was shocked by the brutality and the rawness of it all; yet I kept watching. Then it hit me and jolted my soul…the realization of the human nature with all its facades vs. Nature itself. Awakening!

All was tangible and real right in front of my eyes. The virginity of the snow, the harsh yet serene winter, the remoteness of the place, and the shabby print of the white man’s presence on it …bringing greed, weapons, destruction, diversion and hate.

It cuts deeper into the human nature layer by layer. You see it raw, crude, and as natural as it was when man was first created. Love between husband and wife, father and son, family, tribe, and friendship. Loyalty and comradeship vs. betrayal that cuts deeper and hurt longer than the marring of a giant grizzly. Faith when it purifies the soul and heal the wounds as portrayed by the native man (Hikuc)’s dealing with the loss of his family:

Hikuc: My heart bleeds. But revenge is in the creator’s hands”;

On the other hand, when egoism and arrogance hijack Faith and turns it into extremism  as portrayed by the character Fitzgerald.

Then racism, white-man-supremacy with its power, discrimination, greed, stealing lands and conquering people. The movie is an experience, a revelation that transforms the viewer and force him to look face to face deep within.

My intention is not to write about the movie, but to share a synopsis about the feelings that it may stir in you, it’s so powerful, it compels us to reflect and think. Revenant, may will be, all of us who are awakened to the truth.

©Gainperspectiveblog

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Things That Cannot Be Seen by The Naked Eye!©

The Sadness that

Someone’s hide

Behind a smile

Can not be seen by

The naked eye.

The envy in someone’s heart

Can not be seen by

The naked eye.

The yearning that

Burns in someone’s soul

Can not be seen by

The naked eye.

Feeling hurt, the broken spirit,

The weary soul…

All this and more

Can not be seen by

The naked eye.

The thoughts that float

In my my mind, flashes of

Past memories that

Dance around deep

Inside…

Surrounds me with

A bubble of my own

Reality so far apart

Than yours who sits here

Beside me sipping your coffee.

Storms that rage in the

Horizon within, while I

Seem calm.  Clouds of doubt

That may block the sun

Of trust, are kept there

Building walls of resentment.

Somethings better left

Unseen, unrevealed, but

Other things are better

Felt by you, only if you

Try to see through

The bubble.

©Gainperspectiveblog 4/1/2018

 

The Age of Darkness, the Age of Light-and the Sea.©

The Age of Darkness, the Age of Light-and the Sea.©

In the midst of the darkness of this long night… my heart is filled with uncertainty and my soul is restless.  Yearning and anticipation are taking me on a roller coaster ride.  It has been like this every night for as long as I can remember.  But this feeling is getting intensified lately.   I have learned to heed my intuition, and it never fails me.  Now, I feel like something is going to happen.  Never have we, as the people of this age, lived in such a contradiction since Charles Dickens wrote these words of wisdom:

” It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest seeing aies insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. ”  Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, Book the First, Chapter I.

It’s a time that we’re seeing all the evil of humanity awaken like vampires spreading through the land.  Those who want to divide us and take us back to the darkest of ages where a man was void of his human rights and measured by the color of his skin instead of the merits of his deeds and the substance of his character.

On the other side, never we have gotten together, unified under a sense of comradery , as this time, for humanity, civil rights, equality, freedom, kindness… all the best of humane traits, transcending race, religion, nationality, and all other bars and walls of division.

I found myself, this night, waiting for the dawn of day and yearning for the sea!  Such a great urge to be looking at my beloved Pacific Ocean on the Oregon Coast.  You, the reader, may wonder what is the relevance?!!  At times like this, when I am restless and filled with anxiety, I think of the sea.  He is my best friend.  The only being that can listen and understand.  The only friend on this beautiful and sad Earth who can fill me with hope in spite of pain and despair.  The sea is wise yet playful, vast enough to contain the world yet can be contained in my gaze and my heart, mighty yet gentle… and most importantly- the sea is a generator of hope.

Waves live all around the shores, living a life filled with stories; yet as soon as one wave reaches its final destination, resting at last in the shore’s embrace- a new wave will immediately be born in its wake, back to the sea, to live a new life, a brand new life of its own.  An endless story of life-infinite.

Yes, here I am, in the middle of the darkness of this restless night, I find myself yearning for the sea.  Dreaming to stand by its shores, where earth meets the sky, as if standing by the edge of humanity, at the age when we are tested and trialed if we, as the people, are deserving of it!

Oh,  here is a droplet on my face..a mist, a sea breeze.  I am refreshed and filled with hope.  ©2017Gainperspectiveblog

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, Beautiful Bird©

I was reviewing some of my old posts, and found this poem that I wrote way back on January 2008 and posted it on WordPress on January 2016. Looking forward for your comments.

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Oh Beautiful Bird

On the perch

In the cold going out

For your little ones

In their nest

Waiting for food.

I can hear your happy

Songs, in spite of your

Struggle to find a scrub.

You’re jetty and gay

Skipping, turning your

Head every other way

With a happy flutter

Of your wings.

What made you so

Sure you’ll reach your

Goal, and find what

You’re looking for?

Is it Faith? Or is it

Sheer hope? Oh what

Make you so persistent

Never giving up your search?

Or is it the simple life instinct

That if you stay over

At your nest with fear

And idle notion,

That snow has covered All, your realistic view

Of things would be

The death of you,

Laying there with

Frozen Wings?!

So, here you are

Flying to every tree,

Trying every branch,

And even on the ground

Turning every leaf around

Never…

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Overcoming Discrimination-Triumph of Human Will Power!©

Resilience and perseverance in the face of harsh adversity is the highest of human achievements.

The movie “Hidden Figures” powerfully demonstrates this concept.  The discrimination against people of color is an ugly stigma in the history of this country.  However, the achievements of black men and women of America, despite all obstacles and degradation, is a bright shiny mark in human history.discrimination.png

How horrible! Lack of compassion and empathy are traits of wild beasts not humans!

vs. racisim

©Gainperspectiveblog3/25/2017