What Is Right with the World?

In today’s world of constant bad news, you might ask, “What is right with the world?” When most of us can truthfully answer, “I am,” then the world will be a very different place.

Linda and I just saw the most moving documentary that either of us have ever seen, called, simply, I Am. It was written and directed by Tom Shadyac, director of many highly acclaimed films in a far different genre, such as Bruce Almighty, The Nutty Professor, and Ace Ventura. DO NOT MISS THIS FILM. And bring all your friends to see it. You can see a trailer of this documentary and learn where it is playing at http://iamthedoc.com.

Tom Shadyac, Director, I AM

Please note, this is not the same film as the movie released in October, 2010, under the same name and directed by John Ward. Neither of us have seen that movie.

You may not see the documentary I Am on the roster at your local theater. It is not a big Hollywood release, and in all due cynicism, its message is simply too conscious, too essential and too important for Hollywood to pay it much mind. It is not about sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, or violence. It is about consciousness and the path of self and global transformation. If you cannot find it in your local area, please badger the manager or owner of your local theaters to bring it to town. Again, go to http://iamthedoc.com to find out where it is playing in your area, as it was just released and you will have the best opportunity to find it now.

I won’t say anymore about the film here, but I will say that if you are interested in conscious change leadership, then I can pretty much guarantee this will be one of the most moving and impactful films that you have ever seen. Remember to bring your friends and family to see it. You will undoubtedly want to talk about it afterwards. I’d also strongly suggest you mention it around the office, create some buzz about it, and then convene your team to share what you each thought about it. Films are powerful communicators, and this one in particular may open up a depth of conversation and dialogue not previously entertained. This is just the type of film and trigger we need to get a global conversation occuring about the nature of our reality and the path to a sustainable future.

Please let us know in your comments here what you think of the film. And make sure that you are ready, through your modeling and way of being, for someone to ask, “What is right in this world?” so you can respond, “I Am.”

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