Why the Odds are Stacked against You in Life
You’re born into the world with little time to think about why you’re here and even less time to plan out what you really want to do.
You’re instructed to obey your parents, finish school, find a job, work from nine to five, pay your taxes, go to church, and save up for retirement.
Nowhere in that script is how you’ll:
- Find your purpose in life
- Pursue your dreams
- Identify your passions
- Define your values
- Live your life with meaning
That’s because the matrix distracts you from the truth.
The truth is that you, and you alone, need to find your purpose, pursue your dreams, identify your passions, and live your life with meaning — in order to be happy.
What is the matrix?
In the 1999 science-fiction movie The Matrix, the human race is enslaved by machines and plugged into a computer-simulated reality — or what they experience as Earth.
The matrix is a metaphor for reality as we know it; we could be plugged into a computer and never know it.
In the film, one character named Morpheus explains that the matrix is “control,” because the humans plugged into it don’t know that their world isn’t the “real” world. (As the real post-apocalypse Earth is inhabited mostly by machines.)
From the Mindful Construct perspective, the matrix is culture gone dysfunctional.
Culture shapes your beliefs and thoughts. Your beliefs and thoughts shape your emotions and behaviors.
If those beliefs and thoughts are unstable, dangerous, or dysfunctional, you suffer the price. By being buffeted by your emotions, trapped in unhealthy relationships, and ineffective in life.
The Matrix Cannot Tell You Who You Are
The matrix will have you believe that life happens to you.
That you’re a victim of fate.
So when something goes wrong, the matrix tells you to blame outside forces.
Blame gets you nowhere. (Unless you work that blame into something constructive.)
How to Break Free from the Matrix
If you dig the philosophy of response ability and the path of creating your life as a mindful construct, you’re not interested in “get happy now” schemes.
You’re not trying to obtain success at your life-long goals with no work, no time, no pain, no heartache, and no discernment. You’re not chasing after that pill that will solve all your problems so you won’t ever have to face them.
You know that happiness is an inside job. That the only real personal development is: working with all of your emotions.
Which means, working with your ego too.
So instead of looking for the latest fad for how to get rid of your ego, toss your negative emotions to the gutter, or dissociate from other valuable parts of your multidimensional self, you’d just like some solid perspective on how you can take your emotional health and well-being into your own hands.
Mindful Construct delivers this perspective through weekly blog articles, and I’d like to extend the journey further.
The 10-Part Email Course
I’ve created a free e-class called Your Life is Your Construct. It’s the first thing you get when you sign up for the Mindful Construct newsletter.
Here are the ten lessons the e-class delivers:
- 1. The Truth about Reality
- 2. The One Simple Story That Changes Your Life
- 3. Why the Universe Within You Is So Important
- 4. 11 Powerful Ways to Take Care of Yourself
- 5. Why It’s a Good Thing You’re Just Like an Iceberg
- 6. Your Emotions are Completely Logical
- 7. The Bigger Picture: Mindful Emotions
- 8. How to Start Trusting the Logic of Your Emotions
- 9. The 4 Major Emotion Revolutions
- 10. How to Be Mindful of the Advice You Take
After going through the lessons, you’ll have more confidence and a clearer perspective on how happiness is your inside job. You’ll also have some fun, creative, and practical exercises to work with.
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