At times, I can be a right geek………especially when it comes to super hero movies….and I’ve always had a soft spot for the X men….
Anyway, the other night I just a lazy one on the sofa, just me and X Men on blu ray….told you I’m a geek….
It was the latest X men movie ‘days of future past’ I wont go into the full plot or characters. For the sake of today you just need to know that the heroes are required to go back in time to change the fate of several decisions that ultimately lead to the extinction of all the X men & their kind…..
Kind of like Back to the Future 2, but with super heroes…. kind of…
During one key scene, Charles Xavier, the leader/founder of the X men, is required to literally have a conversation with his younger self and it is this scene that I want to share with you today:
Young Charles is greeted by the future world of destruction & chaos………….the chat is as follows:
Young Charles: So this what becomes of us. Eric was right. Humanity does this to us.
Old Charles: Not if we show them a better past.
Young Charles: You still believe?
Old Charles: Just because someone stumbles and loses their way, it doesn’t mean they’re lost forever. Sometimes we need a little help.
Young Charles: I’m not the man I was. I open my mind and it almost overwhelms me.
Old Charles: You’re afraid, & Cerebro knows it.
Young Charles: In all those voices…so much pain.
Old Charles: It’s not their pain you’re afraid of — it’s yours. And frightening as it can be, their pain will make you stronger if you allow yourself to feel it. Embrace it. It will make you more powerful than you ever imagined. It’s the greatest gift we have that can bear pain without breaking, and it’s born from the most human power: Hope. Please Charles, we need you to hope again………….
……………I’m sure you can apply this to yourself?
>We have ALL stumbled at times…………
>We have ALL lost our way at times……….I’m sure you have? Maybe you feel a little lost now right now?
Just like Charles says, it can all get very overwhelming; it can get too painful that we don’t know where to start, so we don’t, we block it out, or at least we try to…we bury it, but its still there……..deep down……..all this does it create further doubt, doubt that we carry into every other aspect of our lives, whether we know it or not……….
We ALL need a little help at times, you are not expected to tackle your goals and face your fears alone…it’s ok to be afraid, it’s part of what makes you human….
You are stronger than you believe you are, in every sense of the word. It’s ok to not always be ok, but you absolutely must not ever give up on yourself…….and you must have hope….
You may be facing struggles right now as you read this, if not I guarantee you know someone who is?
I want you be strong for that person, help them, and like Charles says bear their pain….
If you are struggling, please don’t give up on your goals, don’t give up on yourself, but most of all I need you to one thing for me………..
I need YOU to hope….can you do that?
That’s all for today, until the next time,
Tristan ‘X’ Buttle.