Life Lessons of the (3) One Minute Scenes on the Hit Show Scandal

The hit TV show Scandal is fascinating on so many levels. The characters are multifaceted, flawed and real. But they are so beautifully written. They are not cartoon characters who are always either perfectly good or completely evil. They are everyday people like you and me. The most important thing I took away from the show is the One Minute Scene in Episode 4 titled “Enemy of the State” and the two One Minute Scenes in Episode 6 titled “The Trail”.

Scandal goes at Scandal Pace which in Shondaland means fast. I do not take breaks when watching. I don’t want to miss a thing. But even in the midst of Scandal Pace; the couple, Olivia Pope and President Fitz Grant, that we have all grown to love and root for, have two scenes that are literally one minute apart. It is important to note that Olivia Pope herself has her own one minute scene in her office when she reaches her breaking point during ‘Amandagate.’

Here are some life lessons I learned from the (3) One Minute Scenes:

  1. In silence sometimes lie the most authentic answers we may be looking for.
  2. Meditation or just taking a minute to breathe connects us to our spirits, souls and bodies.
  3. Like Scandal Pace we go through our busy day hardly taking a break. One Minute teaches us to stop and pause.
  4. There is a beauty in seeing two people who love each other touch and connect. Be it a soul mate like Olivia and Fitz, mother &child, siblings or friends. The human nature is inherently good and to see people who love each connects is what everyone of us wants to possess or strive to live vicariously through whether we admit it or not.
  5. When we pause for one minute we are able to reevaluate what our obstacles are and face them for what they are. Pausing momentarily goes a long way in alleviating denial.
  6. When we take one minute we are able to see things that may have been cloudy, clearer and maker better and wiser decisions.
  7. It’s okay to take a moment of silence when we lose something important to us. It’s okay to be sad and grieve together over the loss of a child, a business or a relationship.
  8. Taking one minute connects us with God who gives us Divine wisdom in all issues of life.
  9. When we take one minute to pause we are healthier and our level of stress is reduced.
  10. The final lesson I learned from Scandal’s One Minute scenes is in silence we can count our blessings and just be thankful and grateful. It really puts things in perspective.

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