The Serious Business of Happiness

Sociologist Paul Ray wrote a book titled “The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World.”  Ray researched a movement called the “grass roots movement” and these people believe that everyone can co-exist together in an advanced uplifting vision.  In order for this movement to happen, we must become more conscious and understand that so many people joining together have incredible strength for transforming the world.

There’s a new film about to be released called Living Luminaries on the Serious Business of Happiness.

I haven’t yet seen the picture, but it certainly looks interesting. The “Luminaries” that have been featured in the film includes a list of the “consciously evolved” from the Cultural Creative Movement, named after a 2001 book written by sociologist Paul Ray titled The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People are Changing the World. Dr. Ray’s research contends that there exists an enormous grass-roots movement amongst us that can advance an uplifting vision of the world we want to create and co-exist in, if gathered together. But, in order for this movement to become empowered it must:

  1. Become more conscious, and
  2. Comprehend that people banding together for this purpose possess incredible strength to transform our world.

Here’s the list of some of the “Luminaries”:

Best selling authors:

Marianne Williamson – A Return to Love and Illuminata
Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements
Gary Renard – Disappearance of the Universe
Matthew Kelly – Seven Levels of Intimacy

Religious and spiritual leaders:

Nachum Shiffren – The Surfing Rabbi
Rev. Robert A. Schuller – Crystal Cathedral)
The Venerable Tibetan Lama Chodak Gyatso Nupka
Michael Bernard Beckwith
Don Jose Ruiz
Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey
Dr. Harry Morgan Moses

And many others.

If that doesn’t get your attention, here’s the Producer’s Insight from the Living Luminaries blog:

Happiness. If you turn on the news today you don’t see much of it. In the wake of natural disasters, terrorist attacks and government let-downs, Americans are striving for a light at the end of the tunnel; a glimmer of hope that will bring solace and peace back into their lives. We were given life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But what is happiness and how is it achieved? With life in these times, it is hard not to focus on the negative. However, people by nature want to stay positive. People are hungry for improvement in all aspects of their lives, with the pursuit of happiness leading the way. 100 million “Cultural Creatives” are on a mission to improve their lives and the lives of others. They are ultimately on a quest for true happiness. Our film “The Serious Business of Happiness” embodies this very idea. This “docu-drama” brings us along on a journey in the search of absolute contentment. This film allows our audience to meet the internationally revered “Luminaries” whose ideas and insights serve to inspire, empower and enable more than 100 million Cultural Creatives in the U.S. and Europe. Our guide in the “The Serious Business of Happiness” is a young man looking towards the path of enlightenment for happiness, and takes us on a quest to meet the purveyors of wisdom known worldwide for changing millions of peoples lives. We hear insights to understanding pain and fear, love and relationships, success and failure, sex, reality and God.”

That certainly got my attention.

Here’s the trailer:

I know I’m interested in seeing the film.

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