Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The spoon

I reflected upon The Matrix today. Perhaps because I recently rewatched The Lake House which stars Keanu. My mind fell upon the scene between Neo and Spoon Boy. Apart from encouraging Neo to see the truth, what could Spoon Boy mean. 

"Do not try and bend the spoon, that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth... there is no spoon. Then you will see it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself."

I see this quote as a metaphor for allowing.  Don’t try to control the outcome, recognise that you cannot control it. Simply allow it to be.  

The act of allowing is so difficult, largely because it's the opposite of act. It's inact. It's unpicking every aspect of vested interest in an outcome and letting it go. 

Returning to Neo and the boy, Neo had to be completely within his environment. There was no spoon or to put it another way, he was the spoon. Only by recognising this truth, could he get what he wanted. 


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