The Matrix – Is It Possible That We Are All Plugged In?

What if The Matrix had some shades of validity? What if each of us were tuned in to the reality that we are experiencing with a definitive sculpting purpose? I’m the first one to tell you that this is way out in left field, so indulge me for a minute… even if none of what I’m saying has validity….

What if we are plugged into The Matrix and we are waking up day after day after day in a video game of sorts that presents itself as our daily lives?

What if there were actually far greater rewards if we were able to evolve to the standards that the Buddha presents in my quote above? What if your ability to love, your ability to be gentle and your ability to be graceful in allowing many aspects of life that do not concern you to flow by you like the stream flows by a stone in the middle of the water?

I grew up playing games, in all formats… my brain loves them and it loves to find the solution, and proceed to a win. That works when you know the rules, but what if the rules were entirely obfuscated for a real reason? The Matrix? Or…What if the reason was one’s need to evolve into a higher being? We see shades of this lesson coming through various organized religion and their respective doctrines. We see shades of this lesson coming through life rewarding people with high vibrational frequencies with a more sublime existence.

Are each of these representations sufficient to make any of us feel that these are the rules that we are engaging in order to achieve the win? The answer is no. And the majority of humanity is oblivious to these direct potential outcomes.

Some religions believe in a reincarnation that facilitates the growth of the soul, lifetime after lifetime, in an attempt to reach an enlightened state of being.

When I look for a morsel of philosophy to share in my daily quotations, I am always writing each one of these for myself.

A thought that is important to me, a growth path that I feel I need to embrace or just a moment of galvanization of my internal being to allow me to continue on my path. Unless I am of course, plugged into The Matrix, and then would any of this matter anyway?

I initially started making these morsels of philosophy to share with my kids because it is a lot easier to teach deep thought, one at a time, than overwhelm anyone with a giant doctrine.

As friends asked me to share them, it has turned into a daily ritual for me. For me it is one part therapy, one part benevolence, one part just being a sentient human being who cares about others. But last night when I found this picture and put Buddha into The Matrix, I had to ask some deep questions.

Am I part of a larger game? Is my effort in sharing philosophy every morning some bigger value? I would love to tell you that I have the answers, I don’t. I’m just a man on a path of self-awareness and discovery. I hope these philosophies trigger your imagination, give you cause to have a discussion with another person on something that resonated with you, or at a minimum, delight you with the fact that you are so important to me that I will make the time to share any wisdom that I find in the hope that it makes your world one shade brighter. ?

I hope you have a Sunday full of joy and excitement❤️ and if in the end learning these lessons, unplugs us from The Matrix, I don’t want to eat cream of wheat every day, I really prefer the steak. That would make the final decision of choosing to unplug very difficult for me?

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you think we are plugged into The Matrix?

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In the end, only three things matter: How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not made for you. – Buddha

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!