Category: Television

Breathing Inspiration – Messages from Music, TV and Movies

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Breathe-chimI recently downloaded a bunch of music, and then I noticed a pattern.  There seem to be a lot of songs about breathing. I’ve got “Breathe”, “Breathe In”, Keep Breathing” , “Breathe In Breathe Out” and “Breathe Me”. 

I must admit, I wondered what the Universe might be trying to tell me, or where my inner guidance is trying to draw my attention. 

So I took a deep breath.  Ahhhhhh.  And I started thinking.

I remembered a few quotes from Tom Hanks films that talk about how to go on when life becomes painful.

From Castaway
“I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?”

From Sleepless in Seattle
“I'm gonna get out of bed every morning… breathe in and out all day long. Then, after a while I won't have to remind myself to get out of bed every morning and breathe in and out…"

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Symbols of Spirituality: Movie Shoot

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Movie slateLife is like making a movie. When you make a mistake, it’s a miss-take, and you just take it again.

Re-shoot the scene. Take 2!

If you've ever noticed that life seems to keep bringing you the same situations in different disguises, it's because the Universe is giving you another chance to try again. Try a different approach this time!

I’m 2 degrees from Buzz Aldrin!

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You’ll be fascinated to see how I made this about me, when it’s really about my friend Bob!


Here’s what he sent me:

For those who don’t know, this past month I’ve been shooting promos for Science Channel’s Space Week (think Shark Week – but about space), playing a German scientist character named Dr. Otto. The character is kind of an ambassador for Space Week and I’ll be all over Discovery Channel, Science Channel and sciencechannel.com between now and July 12.


Today I shot some “throw to’s” (“We’ll be right back…”, “You’re watching Space Week on the Science Channel…” etc) with none other than Buzz Aldrin! Second man to walk on the moon, American hero – Buzz friggin Aldrin!! It was amazing and fun. He is 78 now and has so many cool stories!!


Below are a couple of terrible photos taken with a cell phone, I’ll have better ones later. To see the promos – watch Science Channel, Discovery Channel or Discovery HD. They’ve been playing pretty regularly. ‘Space Week’ will air on the Science Channel July 6-12 (that’s when you’ll see the “throw to’s” with Buzz Aldrin, plus others I did solo).


Also go to the link below to see Dr. Otto’s bio and video. http://science.discovery.com/tv/space-week/dr-otto/dr-otto.html


It’s been fun doing this stuff and the highlight was meeting Buzz! Enjoy,—B

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Multicultural Wedding Ceremony

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NExJohnChris

I caught a re-run of Northern Exposure as I ate my Sri Lankan rice and curry lunch the other day, and fell in love once again with whoever it was who wrote the lines for Chris.

Played by John Corbett, Chris was the local philosopher, DJ and mail-order minister and I wanted to be like him. Well, I can maybe claim 2 of the 3, since I like to philosophize on comparitive beliefs and I've married a handful of couples.

This wedding ceremony was so cool, I had to track it down online to share. I'd be happy to perform this ceremony for anybody, if you're interested. Here it is:

Marriage, it's a hard term to define. Especially for me–I've ducked it like root canal. Still there's no denying the fact that marriage ranks right up there with birth and death as one of the three biggies  in the human safari. It's the only one though that we'll celebrate with a conscious awareness. Very few of your remember your arrivaland even fewer will attend your own funeral.

You pick a society, any society, Zuni, Nudembo, Pennsylvania Dutch. What's the one thing they all have in common? Marriage. It's like a cultural hand-rail. It links folks to the past and guides them to the future. That's not all though. Marriage is the union of disparate elements. Male and female. Yin and Yang. Proton and Electron. What are we talking about here? Nothing less than the very tension that binds the universe. You see, when we look at marriage, people, we're looking at creation itself.

"I am the sky," says the Hindu bridegroom to the bride. "You are the earth. We are sky and earth united. You are my husband. You are my wife. My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you. My eyes shall see because of you. My mind shall think because of you and I shall love because of you. Now are you guys cool with that? Then kiss.

Credit and thanks go to the following:

The "Our Wedding" episode of Northern Exposure - Episode 3.22, Original Air Date(1): May 11, 1992 • Production Number: 77524
Written by(
1): Diane Frolov and Andrew SchneiderDirected by(1): Nick Marck

Diane and Andrew, you are my new best friends. Though many of my closest friends are fictional, it's good to remember and acknowledge the real people behind them.

Part of that is known as the Eskimo Love Song, should you care to reference it.

My guess is that my new best friends are fans of Joseph Campbell, as I am. Oh how I love the Joseph Campbell!