I saw the charming film About Time and was amazed by the high level of sensitivity the filmmaker sustained. The film is about being present and experiencing the richness of life as it happens, rather than in reflection (or not at all). It also contains a great example of how change happens.
The basic plot revolves around a young man who can travel in time. His sister is a highly sensitive being, who loves being barefoot and jumping into people’s arms. She struggles in the world, sabotaging herself by making poor choices. Her brother goes back in time to fix things, but realizes that he can’t do it for her. She has to choose to change – even if that means learning through calamity.
He chooses to leave things as they are. When his sister is poised to start loving herself, he is fully present and supportive of her. In other words, he focuses on his life, does his best, and creates space for the highest good to happen for himself and those around him.