I love the holiday season. The bright colors with splashes of glitter; the music, the smells of cinnamon & pine, and the joy I see reflected around me. It’s not about giving gifts but rather giving of our time to each other. Between Xmas and New Years is a time for reflection for me and watching inspiring films. One of my annual favorites is Harvey with Jimmy Stewart. It’s a whimisical film and one has to listen carefully to catch the brilliant one liners strewn throughout and in it’s own way speaks very much about persistence and Elwood P Dowd speaks most delightfully about harmony and cultivating a sweet disposition while juxtaposed by the surrounding ongoing drama.
I was not able to get the recommended films during the holidays, however I have read Wild and watched both Cool Runnings and Rudy and remember them well ~ all wonderful examples of Focus, Concise DMP’s and Persistence against all odds.
I watched Door to Door several years ago and it has stayed with me ever since. A powerful film and the character’s tenacity, focus and persistence was remarkable without question and a fine example of everything Scroll III encapsulates. Bill Porter did not let anything stand in his way and forged ahead with a gentle, persistent focus and all the while observed without judgement everything that was going on in and around him. His persistence won him admiration from those who at first judged him and many came to depend and look forward to his visits. Nothing was an obstacle to Bill Porter. All the words and phrases pertaining to “can’t” we’re not part of his reality, never mind his vocabulary. His keen non-judgemental observation facilitated in bringing harmony to those around him and bridging what seemed, insurmountable hurdles. He opened his community to love; a love with no attachment to outcomes.
I was especially struck by the interaction with his assistant who found it difficult to reconcile the homosexual relationship between two men with her faith. He put it so eloquently within a context she could accept within the doctrines of her faith. Brilliant! Bill Porter has remained in my mind since watching that film. He is persistence and harmony, incarnate.
Happy New Year Fellow Travelers. It is going to be a Fabulous One!