Monday, February 24, 2014

Movie Pics... The Matrix Trilogy Decoded

No doubt one of our favorite series of movies! And before you watch them again... you must view this documentary by Mark Passio on the hidden meanings in the movie. The audio quality may be a little less than desirable, but the information is so compelling that you will barely notice it.

There is only one thing that strikes me as missing in the discussion and that is as it relates to the second movie's theme which is about "Why are we in the matrix", in other words, what is the purpose of it? The thumbnail picture above shows  the most revealing segment of the entire documentary, and you see  the word, 'Causality', which plays a big part in this revelation as it moves to the discussion with the 'Architect" of the matrix and the concept of  "Choice" or the "Illusion of choice". Both of which are laid out brilliantly by the presenter... not to mention the writers of the movie. It leaves us hanging, and appropriately so, with the notion that we have to ask and answer the question of purpose for ourselves. The question of "Why are we in the matrix"

I propose that the answer to that question relates to the Prodigal Son  post I expressed in December.. And I also feel it relates to the value of 'Contrast'... the central theme of the Abraham-Hicks work.

"Non-dualistic" states of consciousness are really nice. And that brings up a question... "Is it possible to 'Know Thyself' from a 'Non-dualistic' perspective?" The concept of "Know Thyself" is central to Neo's encounter with the Oracle in the first movie. I'm guessing that we must more clearly define the terms 'Know' and 'Thyself' in order to fully entertain the outcome of the inquiry.

So, for now, let us sit with these questions... let them percolate for a while. Watch the documentary then enjoy the movies from a whole new perspective. I know we will!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Freedom From the Known...

An absolutely essential book to begin to break through our encrusted ideas and ideologies to start to uncover the truth of you as you actually are! I was drawn to this book as a result of watching a documentary on the life of Bruce Lee, the famous martial artist, it's called 'A Warriors Journey'. At one point in the documentary, it talked about how Bruce was physically incapacitated for a long period of time, from a spinal injury, and began reading philosophy which he credits for many of his martial arts break-throughs. Krishnamurti was his favorite, and up pops a clip of Krishnamurti saying, "You must be a light unto yourself". There was something about seeing him say that which inspired me to go to the bookstore and find out more about him. This book, Freedom From the Known, caught my attention as I had been recently questioning everything I thought I knew. It is not a big volume, however, it took a long time to read. The concepts were so foreign that I would read a paragraph, thoroughly digesting every word, extremely present, and would sit dumbfounded... wondering what I just read. This is not a book of information or more acquisition for the ego/mind. It is an invitation to search for truth and see the world more clearly. Take your time and you may need to read it several times before it starts to sink in... But READ IT!!!

I also Highly recommend watching A Warriors Journey.  Very Inspiring!!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Seth Godin at High Point University...

Watch this inspiring interview and very practical message!!!...

"High Point University Presents: Seth Godin" features HPU president Nido Qubein and bestselling author and marketing pioneer, Seth Godin. The program originally aired on the UNC-TV network. High Point University is consistently recognized as one of the best colleges in the south, in part, because they attract top thought leaders to campus. Beyond the Q and A with President Qubein and a keynote presentation, Godin also took the time to discuss business ideas with HPU Entrepreneurship CLub students in an informal session.

During the high-energy and often humorous presentation, Godin discusses what he calls the new "connection economy," encouraging entrepreneurs to find something remarkable to sell to one key group instead of selling an average product to the masses. He also pushes the next generation of leaders to stop following and start leading.

Named one of the top 21 speakers for the 21st century by Successful Meetings magazine, Godin draws on his best-selling books and years of changing the landscape of marketing. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and most of all, changing everything. He has written 14 books that have been translated into more than 36 languages, every one of which has been a best-seller. His books include "The Purple Cow," "Poke the Box" and "Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?"