Life of Pi Inspirational Review

Caution: Spoiler Alert 

Image credit: Peter Sorel

Today I saw Life of Pi (the movie based on Yann Martel’s best-seller) as an Sunday treat to myself. I will try not to give away too much of the movie but I felt led to reflect on the overall message. The main character named Pi (as someone with a weird name I was already on his side, LOL!), is a spiritually curious Indian boy who decides to follow Hinduism, Christianity and Islam in a search for God’s truth.As a child I also looked into many religions of my own accord and through a mandatory extra period of World Religions class required by the “gifted” program I was placed in during Junior High School. I  ordered a Book of Mormon but before it could arrive at my house I discovered what Mormons thought of Black people prior to the 1970’s and ended up throwing it away and writing a Black Power note on the reply card and promptly sending it back to the Mormons (my first Act of Black Liberation Theology). I read some of Siddhartha and found Buddhism attractive not as a religion but as a call to find my own spiritual path.

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How My Picture Got into a Yoko Ono Exhibit!

I really, really love Yoko Ono-her spirit, her art and her boldness. While in London I was able to visit the Serpentine Gallery located in the beautiful Kensington Gardens. The purpose for my visit to was to view the Yoko Ono exhibit To The Light which featured the Smiles Film.The purpose of this film according to Yoko is to fulfill her ultimate goal in film-making by making a film that includes a smiling face snap of every single human being in the world.  At the end of the exhibit gallery visitors are invited to add their picture to the film which I did with my new friend Ariana a fellow traveler from New Zealand. See the picture below:

Smile!

Even if you can’t make it to the Serpentine Gallery you can still add your pearly whites to the film via Twitter, Facebook,Instagram, Pinterest and many other social media sites, just visit: www.smilesfilm.com. To learn more about the Smiles Film from the lady herself see the video below:

Tyler Perry: “Maybe You’re Being Hidden on Purpose”

“You can be born into a whole lot of a nightmare but God can usher you into a dream”.-Tyler Perry

Say what you want about Madea, but the video below has an important message for anyone who has asked God: when will my time come?

Maybe You’re Being Hidden on Purpose