Temet Nosce

I think I figured out the source of my power.

It’s my car. My toyota Matrix.

Because ever since I got in my wreck and my car has been MIA, I have been MIA in. In internet contribution, productivity, cleanliness (yes, I am ashamed to admit I have been a slob lately). To sum it all up: LIFE. That’s right. I’ve been MIA in LIFE ya’ll.

I’m not sure if my Matrix being the source of my power has something to do with the fact that it’s called a Matrix. Maybe I need to turn to the movie to find deeper meaning to this phenomenon. Although I haven’t seen the trilogy in its entirety. Must put on things to watch list.

My first thought is, am I ‘the One’? If the Matrix is the source of my power and ‘being’ so to speak, is there an unknown prophecy written about me and my car? To take direct quote from the movie “When the Matrix was first built there was a man born inside that had the ability to change what he wanted, to remake the Matrix as he saw fit. It was this man who freed the first of us and taught us the truth – When he died, the Oracle prophesied his return and envisioned that his coming would hail the destruction of the Matrix.” Am I the one to teach the world the truth and lead everyone towards freedom?

Now while I know this isn’t true, per se, it did lead me to a different synopsis. My brain seemingly grabbed hold of this thought and dived even further than I intended. It could be said that we are ALL ‘the One’.

Furthermore, the movie illustrates that the real world we live in is something completely different than the Matrix in our minds. That who we see ourselves as, is something completely different than who we really are.

Take the “There is no spoon” scene.

The spoon of course looks real. (If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck, it has to be a duck) Not so in this scenario. Rather metaphorical of course. It shows us that in order to change the world, we must change ourselves. It isn’t about manipulating your surroundings. Things are things. People are people. Only you know who you truly are, and only you can do anything about being anything different. Whether it’s in terms of personal growth, or actual accomplishments and goals.

The dictionary defines matrix as an environment or material in which something develops; a surrounding medium or structure. It even went so far as to give me an example sentence, that tied in all to well with my stream of though. Free choices become the matrix of human life.

We each live in our Matrix, so to speak. A world created in which we develop. We each have the ability to change things. To grow. To mold the malleable clay that is our life.

The world is ours to bend at will.


~ by Leah Danielle on October 6, 2010.

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