Two friends sat by a lake, watching the sun slip under the horizon. One was a self-proclaimed anarchist and the other was a self-proclaimed seeker. Together they pondered that which called out to them.
"I don't understand life." The seeker sighed.
"Here's my theory for now. Life is a movie. Simple as that." The anarchist replied with a childlike smile.
"A movie?" The seeker asked in surprise.
"Yes. Life is like a movie that draws our consciousness away from reality."
"What do you mean?" The seeker turned to face the anarchist.
The Anarchist took a deep breath, looked at the Seeker and said, "Well, if you are watching a happy movie, you feel happy. If you are watching a sad tragic movie, you feel sad. If you are watching a scary movie, you are spooked. And if the movie is bad or unbearable or does not call out to you, you tune out of the movie and tune into reality. Nobody really watches a sad disturbing movie and laughs out loud and nobody watches a comedy flick and feels sad." The Anarchist paused and looked at the horizon.
"What you are saying is that if the movie of your life is sad tragic, you feel sad and if the movie of your life is relatively smooth and happy, you are happy. So, happiness and sadness are tied to the movie we are taking in, meaning the life that is happening to us. That obviously makes sense but where are you going with this?"
"A movie does one thing: it produces a shift in our energy, in our consciousness. It holds our attention and it draws out our emotions. A part of us knows that it is a movie but we still respond to it with feelings and thoughts as if it’s all real. So life's like that. The purpose of life is to produce a shift in our energy, in our consciousness. Some of us are aware that this life is only as real as a movie and some of us are so enamored of the movie that we can’t make the distinction between what is real and what is not. This energy that we embody, the consciousness that we carry is what is real and life is a movie that we can switch in and out of to evolve our energy and to expand our consciousness."
The Seeker smiled. "I like this theory. And I like you, friend. You make my soul feel like its home"
"Well, I suspect we are from the same Soul Family."
"Soul Family?" The Seeker asked.
"Actors who have acted in the same movies way too often."
"You mean our paths have crossed in this life and past, in this movie and many others."
"Perhaps." The Anarchist smiled at the Seeker.
"Perhaps." The Seeker smiled back.
And the two watched the horizon turn a shade of pink as dusk began to shift into night.