“This is proof that gratitude works,” is what I heard Matthew McConaughey say when he won the best actor award at the Oscar Awards. Already an actor thrilling to watch, he immediately went to the top of my “sexiest man alive” list for his awareness of gratitude. Curious about his consciousness I continued to follow what he says and does in the media.
Next I saw McConaughey on the cover of the “People Magazine” of November 17th so I had to buy it. He writes in his own words “10 Moments That Changed My Life,” which offers insight into what made a difference for him in his life and offers some clues into how we might want to view things and change our lives too.
The parts that I picked up on, that were meaningful to me were:
- Early in his life he got a red sports car that changed him from a fun guy with a pick-up truck to a lazy, guarded guy concerned about appearances. He says that contrary to popular belief, the ladies were more interested in the former and he didn’t like his new persona either. So he got rid of the car. Great conscious choice Matthew!
- Several of his key moments were due to synchronicity with the Universe; being at the right place at the right time. His first acting role came to him when he met a man in a bar in Texas. The other turning point was finding “The Greatest Salesman in the World” sitting in a pile of magazines when he was struggling with an important decision. It gave him the direction he needed. Things do happen at the right time as we are directed by our Higher Selves.
- Matthew says his approach to life is, “I ask myself before making a choice, what experience am I going to have in this?” Then he accepts the results of that conscious decision as he sets his own way of being. Great stuff!
I suspect we all have moments that have changed our lives; moments when we have had a realization or a synchronous event or person to guide our lives in the direction to greater consciousness. Looking at those moments give us more conscious awareness.
Take some time to write down your own moments that made a difference….That’s what I am going to do next. Thanks again Matthew McConaughey, I also believe gratitude works.