We’re all waiting for that wake up moment. We’re all waiting for that moment when someone taps us on the shoulder, shoves a gun in our hand and says, you’ve forgotten, but you’re a spy. Come with me, I’ll show you why you’re alive.
Waking Up: A Narrative
Almost EVERY narrative we have is about some character getting purpose thrust upon them,
It’s why we LOVE that narrative in our movies, books, and shows:
You’re a wizard, Harry
Blue pill or red pill?
Take the ring, Frodo
We don’t want to end the pain. That’s not what we actually want. We want to transmute the pain into purpose. We want to know that the pain is worth it.
When Nirmal Purja climbed the 14 tallest peaks in the world in 7 months, he did it even though it hurt. Even though it was agony.
As he says, “People today, if you ask them ‘Why do you go to the high peaks?’, they say, ‘Because it’s fun.’ I don’t believe them. It’s not fun. It’s a place where you have to learn to cope with pain because it’s painful.”
We climb mountains because it’s f***ing worth it.
So make the pain of your life worth it.
Do you know how we do that?
The Red Pill
By choosing the red pill. By choosing to live beyond our fear. By choosing to be creators of our reality not reactors. By choosing to live the life we want to live, without fear of disappointing anyone. By choosing to embrace life instead of chasing something.
When you realize that you can create whatever reality you want, do whatever you want, be whomever you want, you set yourself free. Not free of the pain, but free of the fear.
“The biggest strength I have is, I have no fear.”
The red pill means we don’t believe our doubt. We don’t believe our fear. We allow ourselves to be driven forward by our inner passions, not believing all of the self-limiting beliefs we have.
Life becomes fun. It doesn’t become painless. It becomes purposeful.
Most of all, we stop seeing our desires as painful demonstrations of what we lacking and instead seeing them as exhilarating signals of what is soon to come. And we relax.
The funny thing is, when the question arises – red pill or blue pill – we can choose nothing else. Once we realize that this world is not all that it seems, we cannot forget that information. A friend of mine told me that he genuinely tried to “forget.” He said to himself, “no more thinking, no more spirituality, no more questioning.” I asked him how he felt. “I felt so disconnected from myself, from other relationships, from God.” Because, once you see both pills, you’ve already chosen the red pill.