When I was very young, in junior high school, I did a lot of exercise and physical conditioning. When I was in junior high school I got a weight set and so I started lifting weights in the garage and I started to jog after school and on the weekends. I even ran a marathon when I was in high school.
There’re a lot of very goofy time travel movies that have both a comedy element in a time travel element. Usually, it’s almost guaranteed, when you have a movie that has both the time travel element and the comedy element they’re going to do this one particular trope.
Some people believe in past life regressions, but they only believe in them metaphorically to help them understand their earlier real life trauma. Sometimes people have emotional trauma in childhood that’s too difficult to face directly.
Past Life Metaphor
They take this early childhood trauma and kind of translate this into a past life experience. Therapists believe that so long as they work within this metaphor and so long as the metaphor of the past life experience is of the same structure of their early emotional trauma, this is a perfect idea to use in therapy.
There’re other people that see past lives as the actual thing. An actual objective truth. Some people are completely religious in this idea and some people kind of treated like a hobby. They go to seminars and just as a kind of intellectual curiosity, they like to find out what their past lives might have been like.
I read this one book written by very popular famous therapist about all these different techniques that they kind of invented to use during therapy to help people. One of them was the idea of an imaginary time travel pill.
Time Travel Pill
The idea is this if you could imagine a time travel pill that would allow you to go back and talk to your younger child self, what would you tell them? The only stipulations were that you wouldn’t have to spend any time convincing your younger child self who you were and you couldn’t bring any proof and they couldn’t write anything down.
You couldn’t go back in time and tell them to invest in a certain stock in 10 years. They would probably forget. So the idea is to force your thinking and are telling your younger self ideas about who you really are and who you might become later in life.
This therapist would assign this to his patients. They would go home, they would think about this, they would write out a lot of different ideas they could tell their child self, but they would also be subconsciously actually doing that. Because in reality you can create a kind of hallucinated archetype of your younger self.
Childhood Self Archetype
If you practice thinking in these terms, if you practice making that hallucinated archetype of your younger self real, that will actually be a real representation of the younger you that still lives inside you.
For example, if you’re in some kind of a situation and you feel a certain undesired emotional response, you can quickly go back to your past. You can find out what event, what the event was that created that initial response.
You could talk to your child self before they go into that event and so when you go back in time you could rewrite your own history so you interpreted that earlier event differently.
Real Time Change
When you come back to the future you interpret that real event in real life differently. It won’t result in that unhelpful emotional response.
One of the interesting ideas about past lives is how it might have become an integral part of many of the worlds religions. If you think about learning any kind of skill, this takes a lot of trial and error effort.
When you go through life, you have a lot of experience learning things from trial and error. When you apply this trial and error learning beyond a normal human lifespan it makes a certain kind of sense.
Time Travel Money
Whenever you’re watching a movie that’s based on time travel and comedy, it’s guaranteed that one of the characters will figure out a way to make money. Like in the Back To the Future Movies that one guy went back in time and he made a fortune by betting on sports.
The movie, Hot Tub Time Machine where one of the guys went back in time and he decided to invent Google before the people that invented Google invented Google. There’s that one character from the TV show Lost when there is a one part where they were in the past and he decided to write Star Wars before somebody else wrote Star Wars.
One of my biggest regrets for my childhood was not stretching very much. Not preparing by body very much. Not spending a lot of time recovering after I did a lot of exercise. As an adult I have a lot of calcified tendons.
Self Repairing Tendons
When you get micro tears in your tendons they will fix themselves by converting themselves into bone. So on both of my Achilles tendons I have these two large lumps of calcified tendon material.
If I could go back and talk to my childhood self, I would tell my child itself to maybe stretch a little before and after I went jogging every day.
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This is an interesting thread – thank you.
Cinema has it’s own canon of work tackling time-travel, and I’m fascinated by the psychology of film, in particular with regard to its healing and transformative potential.
So, I compiled a list of interesting films that take on this challenging subject, and thought it might be worth sharing them here. I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Thanks: