A Life Coach’s Review of the Movie, The Matrix, Starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne

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Are you stuck in the rat race? Is the biggest question in your life Who Moved My Cheese? If you have a spark of life in you, and want to rise above the conscious level of a rat, read on, buy yourself a copy of The Matrix, and jump to the next level.

The Matrix is famous for its special effects and exhilarating action. Keanu Reeves plays Neo, an ignored young man in a dead-end job who seeks what noteriety he can in his alter-ego as a hacker. Two of the world’s most famous hackers, Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), contact him and initiate him into the mysteries of the Matrix, revealing to him that what he’s been living in dream-world concocted by our robotic masters.

Everyone who becomes aware of the Matrix’s true nature is then able to bend, or sometimes break, its rules – they aren’t “real” after all. When gravity is nothing more than an algorithm and strength and speed in combat are just a function of how the software models of fist and face interact, things start to get strange. After a blinding fight sequence in a virtual dojo, Morpheus lectures a stunned Neo: “Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles…in this place? You think that’s air you’re breathing now?”

Morpheus teaches Neo that, in the Matrix, the laws of reality can be molded by his will.

Hold on to your hats, kiddies, because, in a very real way, we can all access this power! It doesn’t seem as dramatic, but in your mind, you, that little voice in your head, are Neo. All of the important challenges that you may face in your life are subject to your internal power – if you can just realize that you have it. The vast majority of humanity don’t realize, accept, or understand this power, and go through life about as conscious as the sheep in the Matrix. Neo, Trinity, Morpheus blaze through the Matrix, allowing nothing to stop them, because they are fully conscious of their power.

Think about it – what are your struggles? You don’t have as much security, luxury, time, money as you would like. You don’t have the body you want. You spend your days working a boring job for someone you probably pretend to like who has the nice car and life you wish you had. You don’t have the relationship you want. And you don’t see how to get it because you think you’re stuck doing everything the way you’ve always done it. You’re not disciplined enough to exercise. You eat the food your stressed-out mind craves, not what your body will actually thrive on. You don’t try to make or sell or do anything for money outside of your daily job because you’re wouldn’t know where to begin to actually make money at it. The amazing person you wish you were dating is completely out of your league.

All of these are internal barriers. They’re in your head. In your own head, why would you choose to be a sheep instead of Neo? When you’re mentally hyperventilating at the thought of asking out that incredible person you saw shopping at the grocery store, you think that’s air your breathing? If you can just see that you can smash those internal barriers like thin glass, you can burst out of your miserable existence and live the exciting life of a fully conscious person.

Buy a copy of The Matrix, watch it, and imagine what it would be like to live with that kind of power over how you live your life. Then do it, take the red pill. Start small and don’t fear failure. Remember, “No one’s ever made the first jump,” but everyone in the movie eventually got past the “Jump Program.”

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