Self-love has nothing to do with form. It comes from an inner knowing of the truth of who we are—Love Itself. Sometimes a shift in form is part of life’s script, and these changes are always helpful.
Cal’s life is changed in an instant when his wife of 30 years announces over dinner in a restaurant that she’d like a divorce. Driving home from dinner, she also discloses that she’s had an affair, to which Cal responds by diving from the moving vehicle!
What follows is a journey of discovery. Cal has lost his connection to the truth of who he really is by attempting to play out the worldly roles of husband and father. Cal meets smooth-talking Jacob, who takes him under his wing in an attempt to reclaim Cal’s “manhood.” Working with Jacob is an initial surface level step towards healing that leads Cal to the deeper discovery that love cannot be found “out there,” it must be acknowledged within and extended to be experienced. With his heart wide-open, he makes the decision to share his love regardless of the outcome in form. Love is all there is, and withholding the love that we are is the only real pain.
Love is not personal and we have no control over who we love or why—it simply is. In truth we’re all deeply in love with each other and this movie plays this out in humorous ways and unexpected love blossoms everywhere.
Movies are an excellent way to watch your mind, to pay attention to your emotions, and to help you discover your unconscious beliefs.
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