Inside out

There’s a lot to like in Pixar’s new movie. It is a lovely course in how the brain works – not a 100% scientific but enough to paint the picture. It also speaks to the tension between the various emotions in our minds as we make our way through this journey.

My favorite lesson was the central lesson in the movie – joy and sadness work best when they move together. One wouldn’t exist without the other.

We all go through bumps in the road. It feels easier to avoid the difficult, suppress emotions and move on. It takes courage to put ourselves out there, let ourselves feel the sadness and then move onto recovery.

What we learn from that movie is that that courage is essential. Making sure we let ourselves feel that sadness/disappointment/anger when things don’t go our way is an important step in the recovery and “bounce forward” process.

Or, in fewer words, don’t avoid pain. It is part of this rich life experience. Besides, joy wouldn’t be good if it wasn’t for pain.

0 thoughts on “Inside out

      1. The only reason I miss it is that I don’t have a clue which movie “the new disney” is – I’m not living in the US, so I don’t see the advertising around here.
        So if you’d say the title of the movie it would help me enough :)

      2. Ahh, ok – the blog post title. Everybody who has seen a movie poster will have recognised it, of course.
        thanks!

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