Thich Nhat Hanh VS Phil Connors in a battle of Vinefulness

1993’s Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray is the most important, spiritual film ever made. 

Do you want to understand God? Karma? Letting go of control? Compassion for others? Being happy, present and living in the moment?

 Watch Groundhog Day. It’s all there.

Bill Murray's character, TV weatherman, Phil Connors, is stuck in a karmic cycle of suffering. He relives the same day over and over again trying everything he can think of to escape. Finally, he gives up control, finds peace and thinks of others first. Only then does he attain enlightenment and moves forward with his life.

You still don't believe Groundhog Day is anything more than a mindless early 90's comedy? Good, cause I spent way too much time creating this series of Vines to illustrate my point. That's right, TV weatherman Phil Connors is going head to head with Vietnamese Buddhist Monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh to show you what's up. You can judge the winner. 

NOTE: I am fully aware that a lot of these Vines are contrary to the quotes but real understanding is seeing both sides of the coin. And, honestly, they're just funnier. 

 

EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
— — ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
 
 
 

LIVING EACH DAY TO ITS FULLEST

Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.
— ― Thich Nhat Hanh quotes
 
 

COMPASSION

 
Compassion is a verb.
— - Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 

WORKING

Don’t do any task in order to get it over with... Enjoy and be one with your work.
— -Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 

HOW TO EAT

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves - slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
— ― Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 

THE NOW

Only this actual moment is life.
— ― Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation