Last weekend - a rainy weekend in Lisbon, for a change - we watched a movie: Inside Out.
If you haven't seen it yet, don't miss out!
What an incredible movie! We loved it! I watched it with my 2 year old, 5 year old and 8 year old children and we were all amused!
“Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head?”
And then the movie goes on introducing the characters: joy, sadness, fear, disgust and anger.
Precious! It will also help out with getting my kids emotions out after school days! I definitely needed some imagination with that! Thank you, Pixar!
My favourite scene? Getting to watch the emotions control room of the husband-father! Hilarious!
I could bet they have done their research work well because all the memories were arranged inside the brain of the young Riley and the daily emotions were then linked to strong parts of her character: the honesty island, hockey island, family island, friendship island, goofy island. Formidably ingenious! I guess this allegorical representation can also help me out on my journey to discover my Personal Ideal *.
The director mentioned in his Oscar acceptance speech that the movie was inspired by his own children growing up and urged the audience to embrace creativity. So I will leave you with his words to inspire you today:
“You can make stuff.
Make films, draw, write.
It will make a world of difference.”
* The personal ideal, or “P.I.”, is the ideal or mission which God gives to each person. Every person has a personal ideal, even if one is not aware of it explicitly. In this sense it is nothing new. Today, however, when it is so much harder to define and assert one’s identity in the face of a much more complex society, it becomes very much an urgent matter to explicitly seek out and define the “guiding thought” of God’s plan for me.Schoenstatt speaks of three definitions of personal ideal. The first is the philosophical definition: “God’s unique idea of me which he has carried from all eternity.” This definition is called philosophical because it looks at the metaphysical connection between me and God (independent of any declaration of faith). The second is the theological definition: “The way I am a unique manifestation of the perfections of Christ.” It is called theological because presupposes my belonging to Christ and my cooperation in the work of salvation. The third is the psychological definition: “the fundamental tenor and temper of my soul (which, if correctly cultivated, lead us to the full freedom of the children of God).” As a psychological definition it focuses on the intrinsic features of the soul; instead of looking at the ideal from “above”, it looks at it from “within” myself.
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.