Friday, 15 August 2014

Seeing the Good in Will

"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" Matthew 6: 22-23
Last night, I watched the movie, "Good Will Hunting", which was shown as a tribute to the American actor, Robin Williams, who passed away recently.

Although I've seen the novie before, it was a long time ago and I had a different mindset then. So I was curious to see it from a new perspective.

The movie is about Will, a mathematical genius who comes from a working class and troubled background. One day, Will's genius is discovered by maths Professor Gerald Lambeau at the university where Will works as a janitor.  Lambeau is so impressed by Will's talent he arranges for him to have therapy to help him release whatever is preventing him from expressing his genius.  Will doesn't believe he needs therapy and refuses to cooperate with the four therapists he's seen. Only when he meets Dr Sean Maguire (played by Robin Williams) does he experience a breakthrough; and the emotional walls he has built up to protect himself come tumbling down.

As I see it,  "Good Will.Hunting" is about being able to see the good behind a person's character and actions. Will had people around him who could see the good in him i.e. the professor, his therapist, his girlfriend and his friends, but it took a while for Will to see what they saw.

I also believe the film is a reminder about how your vision manifests as your experience. If you tend to see only the negative,  you will live in darkness. In other words, you won't even recognise the good in you or in the world.  When you see the world and yourself through the eyes of love,  you get to experience the beauty (light) in around you.

Will's eyes were full of darkness which was holding him back from his good. He had to learn how to see with the eyes of love, which inspired him to follow his heart and move to California to be with his girlfriend.

I believe like the character, Will, Robin Williams was so loved for the joy he gave others but I feel he couldn't see what we saw in him.

I believe "Good Will Hunting" is a great movie and I'm glad I got to see it again.

Thank you to all who made the movie possible!

Peace to you,  Robin Williams!


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