Bill & Ted said it best, “be excellent to each other."
I could probably stop writing after that statement. There’s nothing more to be said. It’s that simple. But, I’ll go on so we examine this together a bit more deeply...
Growing up, “Bill & Ted” was one of my favorite movies. Although, as an adult, I couldn't recall the last time I had watched it. Early on during Shelter in Place, I felt called to watch it again.
Watching “Bill & Ted” as an adult brought a whole new meaning to the message in the movie - one I wasn’t ready to receive back in my childhood. You see most simply put, Bill & Ted had a message of being excellent to each other. The opening scene of the first movie, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” says it all…
“Hi, Welcome to the future… San Dimas, California 2688. I’m telling you, it’s great here… the air is clean, the water is clean… even the dirt... it’s clean!”
This quote from Rufus, a character played by George Carlin, doesn’t seem to have a big impact on the surface. Yet, if we dive deeper we can see the message behind the words.
Los Angeles, the county in which San Dimas the city is located, is notoriously known for poor air quality. No shame to LA, being a Northern California guy I need to make that clear, but LA is really known for being dirty in general (much like most big cities).
THE POINT is they are setting the stage that something is different. Something changed to create a more “clean” environment nearly 700 years in the future…
As the movie progresses you meet Bill & Ted and learn that their simple message, “be excellent to each other” was a foundational piece to society turning over a new leaf for the better.
I’m sure you realize by now that I’m half-joking yet half-serious when I say, “Bill & Ted had it right all along."
What if it really is as simple as being excellent to each other?
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that we can no longer meet friction with friction.
Please stay with me here as I start to spread messages of peace & love…
Joe Hawley, an 8 year NFL veteran and a recent guest on my podcast (link to listen here), recently said, “The only way to change the world is through the lens in which you perceive it."
Albert Einstein once said, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe in a friendly or a hostile universe."
Marianne Williamson, an author, activist and politician, said “Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on Earth."
And in the words of Gandhi, "Be the change you want to see in the world."
I share these quotes with a heartfelt invitation…
Please “be excellent to each other."
If you’d like to go deeper on these types of beliefs and join a community of mindful, conscious and maybe a little “woo-woo” type folks then you might be interested in this private facebook group.
Much Love My Friends,
Sam AKA SwagSam
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