The Shift

That’s what the movie is about, making the ‘shift’ from living the ordinary life to begin playing the music you came here to play.


The change agent

Hay House

Duration: 120 minutes

Price: INR 499

A picture is worth a thousand words. I’d say a film like this one is worth a million. It’s funny, touching, inspiring, entertaining— and its got Dr Wayne Dyer in the lead role!

Based on his best selling book From Ambition to Meaning, this is a movie that moves you at the very core and turns your attention from the outside to the ‘inside.’

The plot revolves around three unrelated people, whose lives are in emotional turmoil due to different reasons—a devoted mother/wife who has lost all meaning in her life besides caring for her family, a husband who worships only work and has no time for anything else and a filmmaker who is facing a crisis in his career. During the course of the movie, all the three characters reach a turning point, where they decide to make a big shift in their lives.

Even as the story of these three lives is unfolding, Dr Dyer is shown working with a film crew on a project that is based on his teachings. The director of this film project is one of the three key characters. So it’s a film within a film.

I’ve watched this movie more than once and keep going back to watch it over and over again when I’m looking for some genuine and heart-rending inspiration.

The film has its share of surprises. Like the Hay House founder and best-selling author Louise Hay, playing a wedding celebrant at a beach wedding. Or the songs by the very endearing Ethan Lipton and his orchestra. I am sure you will love the last song of the movie, which goes: “Don’t go with your song still inside you, let it guide you… everyday.”

That’s what the movie is about, making the ‘shift’ from living the ordinary life to begin playing the music you came here to play.

If watching ‘The Shift’ for the first time does not bring the change that you were hoping for, watch it again. You’ll discover that every time you watch it, micro shifts will take place within you, bringing you closer to living the life you were meant to live.

Grazilia Almeida-Khatri
Trained as a physician, Dr Grazilia Almeida-Khatri is a wellness coach and consultant. She endorses yoga as a way of life and conducts wellness and yoga retreats for individuals and corporates. She is also trained in Pilates by Michael King, who is based in the UK. Dr Grazilia is a practitioner of the Body Mirror System of healing as taught by Sir Martin Brofman. She lives in Pune, India and offers consultations in person and online.


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