The research and development of this film started simply with a desire to learn more about meditation. In this case I started interviewing individuals who claimed that meditation had made an important difference in their lives.
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Adam became homeless in Seattle this past winter. So when someone offered him a chance to house-sit in Maui, he sold his car and headed for warmer weather. By the end of January, his house sitting services were no longer needed and he found himself homeless and sleeping on the beach.
As a homeless person, Adam joins thousands of individuals on the street who have ended up there because of mental disturbances. It has been estimated that 6% of the U.S. population suffers from some form of severe mental illness and
Adam’s guides and synchronicities continued to inform him and he feels his co-workers at Whole Foods Market cannot understand what he was going through.
This is my first experience in making a documentary that is unfolding as I’m working on it. There are times when I ask myself if the events that are happening are going in a direction that will work as a film.
Ron is finding meditation and his time with Adam increasingly helpful in dealing with his ‘Moral Injury’ from the war. Over time they both complete two 10-day Vipassana Meditation retreats, which are very helpful in furthering their healing process. In the meantime, Adam moves to a small lake in the Cascade foothills named Lake Joy…. Read more »
It was during my first interview with Ron that I began to see more than just a friendship with Adam, but a relationship that had become very healing for both. In the next clip, I would like to flash forward briefly to a recent conversation I filmed between Adam and Ron, where we get a… Read more »
While interviewing Adam, he suggested that I meet a good friend of his, Ron. When I met Ron, I was immediately impressed by how bright and articulate he was.
About nine months ago, out of my curiosity and interest in meditation I began interviewing individuals who had been meditating. It just so happens that 2 of the 3 people I interviewed had had ‘psychotic episodes’ similar to the experiences the shamans described to me. Adam is one of those individuals.
In a sense, this new project began long before today. It started while I was interviewing the shaman and living with pre-industrial cultures. These were the experiences and insights that stuck with me, and have now become the catalyst for my current exploration: one that I hope provides a deeper understanding of our inner worlds.