A Matter of Perspective


You are THE ONE

[The final lesson from The Matrix or is it?]

I have come to realize that people who did not watch the movie, The Matrix, are having a bit of trouble connecting to the lessons from the movie. So I have summarized it to the final lesson. I hope you all enjoy it!

The final lesson for today will include: embracing a world where anything is possible and becoming THE ONE!

I had a lot of fun perusing the many facets of this “diamond” of a movie. Now, on to the final lesson (and the most important of them!)

A world where anything is possible

It doesn’t have to be a world created in fiction for us to be able to “fly.” Once we begin to see the possibilities, we can begin to believe. What are we going to believe? Probably not that we can actually fly (at least not without the aid of an airplane or helicopter or some other flying device).

I am a firm believer in possibilities. I am not one who believes in magic to get us what we want. But I do believe that with work, perseverance and honesty we can make something like magic happen!

Embracing a world where anything is possible is often a difficult thing to comprehend. Most of us are not accustomed to thinking beyond what we see or what we can imagine.

I challenge you to begin to envision greater things. “Impossible” things. Visualize what you want and go for it!

BE THE ONE:

THE FINAL LESSON FROM THE MATRIX

All the previous lessons bring us to this final lesson which actually encompasses a lot of things, but culminates in becoming The One.

The One probably means different things to different people, but to me it means being the one we are called to be, realizing our purpose and living out that purpose.

There is a quote from the Keymaker in the second Matrix movie that says something like this: “I know because I *must* know. It is my purpose. It is the reason I am here. The same reason we are *all* here.”

He also states, “We do only what we’re meant to do.”

When we find that purpose, that which we are meant to do, we can become the one.

What are you meant to do? What is your purpose?

Obviously, I can’t answer that question for you. It is one you have to answer yourself. But the fact is, we all have a purpose and our lives have meaning even when we don’t feel like either is true.

We have to evaluate ourselves and realize our potentials. That is the key—realizing our potentials!

By realizing our potential WE BECOME THE ONE!

Nothing to do with the Matrix, and yet everything

Yesterday I was listening to Ravi Zacharias on Praise FM radio. He was talking about the difference between a job and a calling.

I don’t remember all of it and since I was driving, I didn’t write it down, but what I do remember hearing him say was something like “a job is something that you own while a calling is something that owns you.”

There were other great points made, too, but this one is the one I remember.

It stood out to me because I believe that once we realize what our “calling” or purpose is, finding the job that we must do will follow.

Don’t limit yourself to exploring possibilities, either. You never know if you can fly unless you try!


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