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LU Movie Script

Just finished writing a script which you could definitely say is the Live Unbound movie. If you’re interested in reading it then you can download it here. Feel free to send it to anyone. I’m looking for input and who better to ask then fellow Live Unbounders!  

It’s a story about the importance of uncertainty, vulnerability and challenge in life’s pursuits and the dissatisfaction that occurs when they’re avoided.

It's inspired by this excerpt of “The Dream of Life” by Alan Watts.

“Let’s suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream you wanted to dream. And you would naturally, as you began on this adventure of dreams, fulfill all your wishes. You would have every kind of pleasure during your sleep. And you would say 'Well that was pretty great!' But now let’s have a surprise, let’s have a dream which isn’t under control, where something is going to happen to me and I don’t know what it's going to be. You would dig that and come out saying, ‘Wow that was a close shave, wasn’t it?’ Then you would get more and more adventurous and you would make further and further gambles what you would dream. And finally, you would dream where you are now. You would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today. That would be within the infinite multiplicity of choices you would have.”

The Element Of Surprise

Pretend for a second that you could make any wish come true and shape reality to your liking.  You would begin to give yourself everything you desire and indulge in every pleasure you could conceive.  After awhile of experiencing the predictability and comfort that comes with having full control, you would begin to crave a different kind of pleasure.  One that has the element of surprise and a touch of uncertainty.  As your wishes become more daring you’ll realize that not knowing what’s around the corner is what makes life the adventure that it is.  Eventually you’ll make your final wish - to remove the safety net.  To lose your power of having ultimate control and instead of getting everything you wish for, you'll only get what you create.  Essential you’ll wish to be living the life you’re living right now.   

Inspired by this song I just heard which features the voice of the great Alan Watts.