In this solo episode, I break down the story of Po, a lovable panda, who’s journey takes him to the pinnacle of Kung Fu, where he becomes the Dragon Warrior, defeats Tai Lung, and saves the Peaceful Valley in Dreamworks animated movie Kung Fu Panda.
I discuss dreams, the philosophy that our opponents are not our enemies, the point of a foe is to test you, to find people who are worthy to have in your life, father figures trying to pass down cultures to sons, the desire to please is actually a desire not to hurt or fear masked as desire, all cultures that move forward are conservative cultures, how one often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it, how our own fears are the thing that’s going to manifest our problems, how our mind is like water; when it is agitated it is difficult to see but when you allow it to settle the answer becomes clear, if we focus on pleasing culture and the past, we will miss the opportunities that are just for us, being destined not to participate, there is no plan so if something happens it can’t be an accident, the revealing of the secret, passion, willingness not to give up, really wanting it, really caring about it, being born for it, when to break the conservative rules, when to buck the trends, when to introduce something new, and when to think liberally in a conservative culture, to make something special you just have to believe its special, stories are like mythology and mythology is like dreams, and how fate calls you to your journey, there doesn’t need to be anything special about you to pursue that journey other than a passion for the journey.
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Music: Ben Sound, Paper Plane
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