I just finished Season 2 of Sense 8 last night, and it’s officially my favorite show of all time. Here are my ramblings (and this is by no means a review of the show) … 🙂 If you’ve not yet seen it, you absolutely must. To give you a little insight without actually giving it away, there are eight interconnected characters, for scientific reasons you can watch the show to see, but I’m more in love with the story lines behind the characters and how they connect and work together when one of them is either in trouble or not so confident. But there is so much more behind the storylines, TO ME.
(BTW, I just got hip to this show in the past month, so I’ve been bingeing it like a mf’r, even though Season 1 came out in 2015. They just released Season 2 this past week.)
Not only are renowned filmmakers, Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix Reloaded) along with J. Michael Straczynski (Thor), who are the creators of this series, (and also their first dabble in series television with Netflix), using this show to shed light on the gross oppression that’s happening around the world on many different levels, to many different cultures, but the message of hope and the “teamwork makes the dreamwork” that is truly the underlying message of the show, have taken a hold of my heart and have me really thinking.
Season 2 was particularly special, and there are too many one liners to actually talk about, so I’m going to talk about two that stuck out to me and brought tears to my eyes. (I can’t express enough the importance of ALL of you watching this show.) In S2E10, Lito’s character’s friend says to him on the beach this brilliant line: “There’s nothing more frightening than having a dream come true.” And in S2E7, Capheus’s Mother tells her son she had no room in her heart for hate.
So, here’s why these hit me. I’ve worked my ENTIRE life to get to this place I am now and when you never give up on your dreams, and you’re actually IN the place you’ve always wanted to be or dreamed about being, man that shit is SCARY AF. I still remember driving to meet Scooter from COLD for the first time, and then being in the studio recording with the band and creating music and everything just being so surreal. I mean, it was actually happening. I had to breathe it in and remember to trust the Universe because it was insane and frightening. And getting the first calls from agents for my book (which I’m going through right now), and having to make smart decisions, it’s frightening, so that line just resonated.
The realness of having a dream and not letting yourself get in the way (by allowing your ego to take away your uniqueness) and creating a team around you to help that is what we ALL need to do and have. And I’m 1000% positive that’s what the Wachowski’s and Straczynshki did. They had a dream, and never gave up, no matter how lost or scary or insane it was, and they’re sharing their stories and insight through this show and the fictional characters. (I am fucking SAD I watched the entire second season in two days, btw.) And there wasn’t room for hate in their hearts. Something this special doesn’t come from a place of bitterness or anger or by holding onto past perceived failures. Every no leads you one step closer to the yes that matters. This is especially true being in the entertainment business. I’m not sure if that’s what they personally went through, but I feel so through their writing.
So, while I think this could be one of the greatest shows ever made, and I think the writers are BRILLIANT, it makes me want to write about the voices and bullshit that we have in our heads and say to ourselves that we have to overcome, because our lives are bigger than us (that’s a Dr. Wayne Dyer line). And it makes me want to remind you that there is always light behind you when you feel it… when you WANT to feel it. It’s warm, brilliant, builds confidence, and gives hope, and Sense 8 is the embodiment of that.
Often, we have so many conflicting voices constantly chattering in our minds that we forget what it is we hope in or what it is we hope for. It’s when we can get those voices aligned for our specific purpose that they can be used to excel us forward. So, my challenge for you today is to think about this … what do you TRULY hope for? What is a DREAM you have? Something so big that it would be frightening if it came true? What is it that you may need to overcome so you can too, keep hate or bitterness out of your heart?
When we ask these kinds of questions and actually answer them and take action, these are the things that allow us to continually evolve.
So what’s your hope and love? And are you letting yourself get in the way? Talk to me in the comments.