We are told that a guardian is one who guards, protects or defends. So I ask you:
Have you ever considered that you are a guardian? And can you believe that you have been chosen to be a guardian? And do you know that you have a unique purpose at your core or center that you alone can fulfill? All the external faces that you wear and all the things that you do belong to the surface level of life. To discover what is at your core is to live your real life. And that discovering may take you an entire lifetime. When you know what is at your core, then you will know why you have been chosen to be a guardian. I’ll give you a clue for the search: “Who ARE you????”
Jack didn’t believe he could possibly be a guardian. When the question “WHO ARE YOU???” was put to him with great vigor by North, Jack had no answer and, characteristically, dismissed the whole notion. Okay, now, I’ve given away some of the story and, hopefully, I’ve given you just enough to entice you into watching “The Rise of the Guardians.” Last weekend I watched it with my grandson. The rest of the family went to an outdoor music concert so my grandson and I had a rare movie night. “The Rise of the Guardians” was so good that I watched it again the next day, replayed various scenes and watched the extra features, the interviews with director and cast, etc. It is a children’s film, an animated adventure that my grandson loved. I’m certain that he also absorbed some of the deeper messages as well. It’s a lovely fantasy film. Or is it? Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine and Jude Law – the voices of the characters – know for sure. But they won’t spoil your quest to discover what is at your center, to find out “Who are YOU??” Now, no more clues, except , . . . .
Like any magnificent journey, this one is fraught with danger. It can be so frightening that one may abandon the quest. But I have faith that you will begin soon and will not give in to the fear. And when you find what is at your center, I trust that you will do what is required of all who find their center.