Friday, October 4, 2013

"Ode to Failure" (short film)

Written, illustrated, produced by Tamara Levitt with audio recorded by Peter Willis, digital painting by Natalia Shevcun and Tamara Levitt
Imagine a short film that involved themes of acceptance, compassion, and self-awareness. How lovely to share an "Ode to Failure" with all who strive, those who have fallen, those who have yet to fall. Who among us will be getting up again? Worldly success, meditative success, ego accomplishments, selfless accomplishments, there are many things to move toward energetically. Gratitude can follow failure, just as expectations are likely to be followed by resentments. We try and we try, muscling it rather than enjoying effortful-ease (sthirasukha, strong-flexibility, soft-strength) all the time forgetting that Happiness Doesn't Come from Headstands.

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