Theatrics of Life Part 1
Often being presented by life’s many wondrous scenarios you can’t help but to stop and think what reality is and what is mere fantasy? Or perhaps am I dreaming? If so, is it a pleasant dream or a nightmare I so wish to urgently awake from?
Do you think it is true that life can be many things all at once?
What then has brought me to this reality or mere realization that life can be many things all at once????
One of my most favorite trilogies of all time is the Matrix a sheer escape from a pseudo world into a limitless reality. I have often heard it said you can achieve anything you put your mind to, is this not one of the key elements explored in the Matrix. The first time Neo jumps over a building, discovering you can literally move at the speed of thought. Morpheus in training Neo insisting that there were no limits and that Neo could be the “one.” This sounds a lot like what we are taught “there are no limits to what one can do.”
The matrix presents us with a very interesting view, “this world we live in is not real, it is a matrix designed to keep us believing in one thing. Much more like a box that keeps us walled so within the Matrix we can never truly become whom we are born to be. In the movie the Matrix much like life we are presented with firstly, One ought to get out of the Matrix and then you can get reborn in other words once you have taken yourself out of the system that imprisons you often your mind or environment then you can begin to change your thinking! Your perception and view of life is significantly altered for your good.
What does that remind you of? If you are a Christian is this not part of the teachings you are accustomed to? Jesus says, “Though you are in this world you are not of this world.” In Romans 12, Paul says, “be ye transformed by the renewing of the mind.” In James, “let this mind that is in Christ Jesus be in you also.” Have you seen it yet? Yes there it is but firstly you ought to give yourself to Christ that is the rebirth the dying of the old man and the embracing of the new man the newness in Christ Jesus. Then what is the mind of Christ Jesus, if in Philippians Paul says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” What is the mind of Christ? Who does the renewing of the mind? The rebirth? In John Jesus says, “I came to give you life in abundance.” So the renewing of life in Christ requires death to your natural senses, requires a complete turnaround so that you can truly and fully embrace all that exists for you in Christ Jesus!
If you are not a Christian you still have heard the concept change the way you think, let limitations fall away. Even as you are encouraged to think bigger it requires you to let go of the idle mind and its limitations, embrace the endless world of possibilities. So is there truth to this view of the world? Can this concept help in my constant changing realities? Could this be the stabilizing factor?
I titled this article “theatrics of life”, why? Because if you do not take control of your mind, altering your reality based on that which you really want to see and experience life will forever be a treacherous stage in which you as an actor/ actress are constantly handed a changing script. Now at this point who determines the changing script? Who chooses the role/s you play or is it all just handed to you? Hmmmmm food for thought.
It seems quite theatrical, you often feel like you are reading a chapter in a book but this book has you in it whether you become the hero or heroine I feel it’s all up to you. So which reality will you choose and why? In Psalms the writer says, “My tongue is like the pen of a ready writer.” Your tongue is constantly penning down the script of your life. You were born in poverty in a country or continent that seems dark and your future oblique but is that your life story? Have some people not leveled the same playing field? In the book of James we are taught how an untamed tongue leads to destruction. In Proverbs we are taught, “The power of life and death is in the tongue.”
It is an open secret that your environment and levels of exposure do affect your choice of reality. The people you interact with play a very significant role in molding your perception. The things you watch and listen to all are all molders and shapers. So now do you have an idea as to what has really affected your reality?