“At Eternity’s Gate”
starring Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh
~ a viewer’s reflection by Kelvin Chin
Many of you know my relationship with eternity. My intimate, personal relationship.
This movie reminds us how Reality TV and the illusion of instant fame in the 21st century misleads us into thinking “what’s important.”
Instant fame — and I’m speaking especially to our world’s Millennials, many of whom are my most anxious and stressed clients — is not important. “Likes” and “Followers” can be monetized, yes it’s true.
But in the grand scheme of things, it’s not important.
Living and enjoying life in the present is what’s important.
And enjoying life means at least sometimes — maybe not all the time, due to the lack of popularity and thus insufficient income potential from what you may really love doing — but at least sometimes, doing “what you love to do.”
To feed your soul.
And who knows, maybe to feed the souls of others after you die. For eternity.
Maybe — like Vincent van Gogh — we are all living life at Eternity’s Gate.
So enjoy it now.
Hopefully with less pain and misunderstanding than van Gogh. But with as much passion and inner peace from your talent.
Paint the painting, design the invention, dance the dance, write the novel.
Not because you want to become rich and famous. But because you love doing it.
Let eternity take care of the fame.
Kelvin H. Chin is a Meditation Teacher, Life After Life Expert, and Author of “Overcoming the Fear of Death.” He learned to meditate at age 19, and has been teaching Turning Within Meditation and coaching others in their self-growth for 40 years. He helps people understand their life challenges through their individual belief systems, and helps them find their own solutions. His past life memories reach back many centuries, and he accesses those memories in his teaching and his coaching in the same way all coaches draw on their own available experiences for perspective and effective analogies. He can be reached at www.OvercomingTheFearOfDeath.org or www.TurningWithin.org.