Cloud Atlas, as rare as it is for me to do a film review, this was definitely worth it. An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. The novel was riveting but once again my imagination is nothing compared to Hollywood CGI.
I simply love all stories that relate to this sort of topic. As a Buddhist who believes in reincarnation, I do believe there is another world waiting for us. I do believe we don’t live just once. I believe that some of the characters in our lives have been in our lives for many incarnations now, just playing a different role in each. Our soul mates could be found around us now and throughout our lives.
I have my soul mates around me, and luckily I have some I met from far away. I always wonder what the purpose of us meeting in this lifetime is though. I don’t believe in accidents, I believe everything was meant for reason. If someone is in your life in this lifetime what is their purpose? For some they get to marry, for some they are related, and for some they are perfect strangers. Why do we continue to draw each other from one lifetime into the next? Sometimes it’s so profound you look at the perfect stranger as if you have known each other before. Or see a stranger from across the room and feel love at first sight.
If we could discover and actualized the reason for the connection possibly something magical is meant to happen. This being my core belief is the reason why I try to abide by the golden rule and stop to chat with everyone I am lucky enough to meet. We never know where the life changing meetings will occur. I’m not going to pass up that opportunity either, hence my serial-networking.
If you are in my life, Thank you, as your ripple has changed my life forever, simply by being there. With much gratitude. 143