Spirituality sneaking into popular culture

talesh's picture

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I have noticed that randomly some very sublime truths show themselves in the popular culture. Is everyone in general subtly drifting in the correct direction in or am I finally noticing something that was always there? eg: I was looking at Batman: Gotham Knight and there were some very deep discussions about dealing with pain. Essentially Batman's Guru was dispelling his new-agey ideas of pain with what I can only identify as very deep truth.

I even remember looking at an old Star Trek movie where Spock shook off an apology for an insult saying "You forget, Captain, unlike humans, I have no ego to bruise." I still find that line comforting when the universe throws its random stuff at me. I say to the universe, "You forget, Universe, I have no ego to bruise."

Are there any other examples anyone can give?

tinaj's picture

this has happened to me too..

I have noticed this as well. Sometimes it's a movie,sometimes it's a song on the radio, or in a book,the timing of course,is perfect. It's what I need to hear at a time when perhaps when I feel down,or am not listening,so consciousness always comes to help me in a way in which I will just listen. It's always been there. A favourite scene of mine is from the movie Evan Almighty (the sequel to Bruce Almighty),where God is talking to Evan's wife,which comforted me at a time when I wondered why a few things in life were wrong:

GOD: Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?

tinaj | Tue, 08/11/2009 - 04:15
Oli's picture


Funny you say that.
I am in a band and have been writing loads of music based on my travels. Most songs have a spiritual meaning and tell a story. I feel there is so more to life and just trying to promote that through music. Just done a great song about saturn's return.
If anyone is interested let me know and i will forward them some stuff on.

Oli | Sat, 08/29/2009 - 15:05
happy together's picture

A possible danger in that

We have this tacit conditioning to classify whatever concept appearing in a fiction movie as... fiction.

It has happened big time in The Matrix and Harry Potter - people were excited by the paranormal stuff in the movies while dismissing them as imaginary in the same time.

It is therefore important that while we exercise awareness while watching these movies, see this classifying conditioning we have and transcend it.

happy together | Sat, 08/29/2009 - 19:33
Jibanda's picture

If something is in a fiction movie than it is fiction

If something is in a science fiction movie than it is fiction - we have this subconscious sweeping categorization.

In other words, science fiction movies of all movies distance us from truth.

But at the same time, our liking of science fiction movies demonstrate our yearning to paranormal and the metaphysical. The soul is bored from the conventional boundaries of the mind.

Jibanda | Mon, 12/21/2009 - 12:32
madan_gautam's picture

Why to wait

Why to wait for a specific moment for these type of experiences,they are no coincidence but happening each and every moment.
If you are fully aware with full conscious then each and every moment is communicating with you and it is like your own saying and thinking is happening in this world/Universe and that all is full of bliss and full of divine.
Awaken and Awaken to fullest potential then there is no difference in you and the whole Universe.
At that stage what are you ,the same is HE.What are you doing is doing whole world and this whole Universe.
Then if you think of fragrance then this whole world turns in to same fragrance.
If you think of love then the whole essence is full of love.
Then if you think of bliss then the whole essence if full of divine.
At that level what you are ,the same He is
At that that level what He is, are you.

At that level there is no one but you only you or can say HE and only He & nothing else no rubbish and nothing,nothing,nothing but still some thing.something,something......... every thing and everything,everything,everything......................

madan_gautam | Sun, 08/30/2009 - 16:02