Hakuna Matata

How many of you have loved the Lion King movies?  What is not to love about this beautiful story representing family, love, bravery, growing up, and taking your rightful place in this world?

The Lion King was a classic Disney movie that we watched with our daughters in short segments over and over again when they were growing up.

Now, just recently we watched it again in a more realistic yet animated version that was amazing and so incredibly real, but with the same emotions and love that we had from the very first time we saw it. 

We fell in love all over again with the beautiful characters of Simba and Nala as well as Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa and of course Rafiki, the crazy baboon.  We found ourselves embracing the feelings of love, loss, commitment and responsibility all at the same time. 

The biggest take away for me in the Lion King is the part of the movie that talks and sings about Hakuna Matata, which means no worries!  This is the part where Timon and Pumbaa try to explain to Simba that life can be simple and stress-free if you just let it all go. They encouraged him to move on regardless of where he came from or what had happened in the past, in their words "you need to leave the past behind you.”

The song says; "Hakuna Matata - ain't no passing craze" " It means no worries... for the rest of your days... it's our problem-free philosophy...Hakuna Matata!"

Why do I love this part of the movie so much?  It is because, in reality, nothing is really that big or that important that it should rock your world.  It is so easy to get caught up with the craziness of our lives, and the impact of our actions or circumstances, but very few things really matter in the long run because life just happens and we are not always in control of the outcome. 

The things that matter most are…what you love, what you believe, and what the truth is, period.

Life can throw many curveballs and can twist and turn the truth in so many ways, but as long as you hold true to your heart and your mind, you will never waiver from what is real and what is lasting.  Even Rafiki, the crazy baboon, wasn't so crazy after all when he said: "The past can hurt, but the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.”  We all need to be reminded of that once in a while.

My affirmation for you this week is;

"I am letting go of worry and stress because it holds me back. Instead, I will adopt a worry-free philosophy and embrace life's lessons to move to a better place in my beautifuLIFE"

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