Have you ever watched “Inside Out”? Most of you will probably say no, mostly because it’s a cartoon. But I’ve watched that movie at least five times and each time I’ve learned something different.
The first time I watched it, it was mostly just for laughs. I’d seen the trailer and felt that it would be a great movie to laugh at. The second time I watched it was because I wanted to relax my mind and forget about the difficulties of life.
But by the time I watched it a third time, I realized something more – The voices in the head. We all have these little voices in our head that always tells us what to do, but most of us ignore them. If you have seen “Inside Out” you would remember the part where Riley starts losing her Core Memories-her personality, the things that made her who she was. When “Joy” got sucked out of HQ, Riley was no longer happy, Anger, Disgust and Fear took over. From Anger she lashed out at her parents, with Fear she run away from home and out of Disgust she stopped caring about the things that mattered to her anymore.
Sometimes it’s not that we do not want to be happy, but there is that part of us that leaves us and other emotions take over us that overwhelm everything else we could be feeling. The biggest one of all is usually fear. We are so afraid of the outcome, of how it will affect us that we do not take any chances. The fear we have inside us becomes so overwhelming that we end up losing more by not doing
Even so, there are certain things that we lose through life, we move, we change friends, meet new people, start over. This could be scary and sad. And you know what, it’s okay to be sad, it’s okay to cry a little, because sometimes once you’re able to cry it out, you’re able to let go and move on – sometimes, it’s okay to let Sadness take over before we can have Joy again.
The voices inside our head are very important to us. They are like a small guidebook inside us that tells us this is wrong, this is right, don’t go this way, don’t say this. But the moment we stop listening to these little voices is when our world begins to fall into pieces and we lose ourselves in the process.