Following the advice of his dying father, Hal only dates women who are physically beautiful. Hal however, wants to see women for their inner beauty, and his preoccupation with physical beauty has become a defense against true intimacy and connectedness.
Hal falls in love with Rosemary, a woman who appears to him to be slender and beautiful, but who is in form, obese. His ability to see beyond external appearances is reflective of the idea of overlooking the error and witnessing the miracle in others. In this state of mind, Hal cannot look to the world to validate his love for Rosemary because it only reflects back to him what she looks like on the outside. And yet, everyone around Hal notices the change in him. He is happier, more confident at work, more attractive to women who formerly ignored him and he is able to see the true nature of others.
Hal’s authentic love for Rosemary extends to everyone. His willingness to accept the relationship that has been given brings him closer to experiencing the love of God in himself.
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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