At the end of The Matrix, Keanu Reeve’s character Neo was getting pounded by the incessant attacks from the agents of the system, especially agent Smith. He was beaten down so badly, that he practically died. But then, he was struck with a revelation. Something clicked. Neo stood back up with an insight and a … Continue reading Exit the Matrix and Take Control of Your Own Life
Albert Einstein once said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” The romantic notion of doing something is quite a nice experience. It’s comfortable, as we imagine sharing fish stew with our Sherpa at basecamp. It’s seductive, as we daydream from our home, our office, and our car. In the movie, The Secret Life of Walter … Continue reading Life isn’t Something to Get Through. It’s to Live.
There was a time in my life when the people around me encouraged me to, just sign up for welfare. Imagine that! This was the atmosphere I grew up in. It was not a nice neighborhood. I have a library full of “excuses” I could legitimately claim, but this is not an origin story, so … Continue reading I Can’t Swim the Lake if I’m Chained to the Dock