Let’s talk about the short film “Do we dance?”, by JAF productions, starring by Malena Anguiano and Jose M. Anguiano. Background laughter are heard when the father says to his daughter: “If you study a lot, when you grow up, you can get a good job with a good salary, stable, where you don’t have to worry about money.” it seems that the girl only listens to his father, but the father attends these sarcastic laughter, in such a way that he gradually will go softening his speech. When the girl asks: “if I do what you say, rather than what I like, will I be happier?” The father doubts. He affirms “Yes”, and after listening more of the laughter, he rectifies: “Well, maybe not”. The video ends with the father and daughter dancing, and we can see some text over the image about how important is to live every day with joy and play.
The description of the work on the video website says: “The purpose of this video is to remind to those parents immersed in a dynamic cultural of work and consumption, that children are children, and that they should play and enjoy their childhood and we should support them in reaching their goals and dreams and of course… to play with them. The obsession to ensure them the best, can blind us and make us forget the things that give meaning to our life, transmitting it also to them.”
Work and success
You’ve probably heard many times “Work harder and you will achieve success.” Is it a myth? Since childhood, parents and society speak to us about hard work. So when we have a failure as not achieving a promotion, we blame us… Maybe we did not put enough effort, if we had been able to work harder, to make more money, to get more success… If hard work had a direct relation with success (at least financial success) then, the best paid jobs would be those which require more effort. It is actually the opposite. Very often, the most labor intensive jobs (sometimes even life-threatening) are held by lowest paid employees. However, we see how this “subconscious programming” persists, which prevent us to see the whole picture, including other factors (besides work) that lead to success.
Success involves both Yin (inner) and Yang (outer) effort. Yin and Yang are two sides of the same coin. Both are affected by the quality and quantity of our Prana (life-force). Typical yang activities in business are performing marketing, sales, and the things which are external and necessary to a company’s growth. Yin’s typical activities are related to the type of seed that our company is sowing (inner strength). There is much power in Yin, we can be aware of this in order to direct this power to make our lives more fluid and fruitful.