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Best Ways To Unplug From “The Matrix” And Stop Being A Slave To Mainstream Media
You’ve probably seen a very popular meme on Facebook which something reads along the lines of, “There is no way I was born to pay bills and then die.” Another meme says “Go to school, get a job, get married, get a mortgage, have kids, save for retirement, act normal and then repeat every day, ‘I am Free.’”
No one wants to feel worthless or be a burden on society and, of course, saving money for a “rainy day” or retirement isn’t a bad idea. However, some people feel as if what has been considered to be a “normal” way of life just isn’t for them. Sometimes, the confines of our modern day life cause us to neglect ourselves, the environment, and actually removes us from society. Is it any wonder people start to feel depressed? When we live without free time, without dreams, without an outlet for creativity, life seems to lose its purpose.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you are happy living the conventional life, good for you. However, if you want to start feeling better about life, if you would like to “unplug” from the typical matrix and change the way you look at life overall, we have some great tips for you.
If you feel that you are just “waking up,” there really is a light at the end of the tunnel. Life should be an uplifting experience, one where you don’t really want the journey to end in a two-bedroom apartment in a senior complex.
Keep reading and find out how you can unplug and what happens when you do.
1. Change Your Thinking
You might have heard it before, but didn’t take the time to truly understand it, so here it is again: Your thoughts dictate your reality. People who believe they are old, tired, and sick usually are. How is it that people who live in extreme poverty are happier than most Americans who have everything they could want and more? It’s how they think.
If you hate your job, why not imagine yourself in a better one? Take steps to actually find that other job, of course, because it won’t happen on its own, but imagine it. Think of the difficulties as stepping stones toward growth or toward what you really want.
The truth is, whether you sit and think about how much you hate something, or you sit and think about how much you are going to like something, the effort you are providing is the same.
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2. Don’t Complain – Take Action
Sometimes, when situations feel hopeless and you are depressed about them, it can be very difficult to actually get up and do something. It is completely useless to sit back and complain, believing yourself to be a victim who has no power to do anything. You have all the power and opportunities that you will ever need. Most people are simply too frightened to take the steps necessary to change their lives. Use your power to take action, rather than simply sitting back and playing the part of the victim.
3. You Are Already Halfway There
Just realizing that something isn’t quite right in your world means that you are halfway there. Once people tend to become more aware of what is going on around them — how mainstream media influences our lives, how television and the Internet uses social pressure to convince you of what you should and should not believe or do — you are already taking huge steps towards living a more fulfilling life.
Some people believe that ignorance is bliss. If they want that for their lives, that’s fine; however, if you want more, that wanting can literally springboard you into something mind-blowing. When you wake up to the truths about the reality of what is “normal,” you are already in the process of unplugging yourself from the matrix. Ignorance might be bliss for some, but we believe that knowledge is power. Empower yourself!
4. Everything Is Serving
There is no denying that terrible tragedies happen in life: Fukushima, the gulf oil spill, the Flint water crisis, or 9/11. However, what if you were to look at these events in a different light? Viewing them negatively is completely understandable, but why not try looking at these things as events that served a greater purpose in the end? For example, the Titanic disaster took thousands of lives, but out of this disaster, new laws were passed requiring all future ships have enough lifeboats for all passengers. How many lives did these new laws save? We can’t know the exact number, of course, but you can bet it was far more lives than were lost in the Titanic. Everything can serve as an opportunity to learn and grow. As someone who is not very famous once said, “No one is completely worthless. They can always serve as a bad example.”
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5. Do What Makes You Happy
You know that old saying “Follow your bliss”? It’s cliché, but it’s still true. When we are working within the system, we aren’t doing what we like, we are doing what everyone else is doing: making money to pay living expenses. We’ve been programmed to “get a good job,” even at the expense of our happiness!
Do something you love. Even if you must start out doing it in your spare time. No one expects you to quit your job and let your kids go on food stamps, but when you engage yourself in things you feel passionate about, you will be surprised at how quickly you find ways to make that passion pay off.
6. Feel Gratitude
Feeling gratitude is one of the best and quickest ways to unplug from both the matrix as well as the “victim” tribe. With so many people in the world wondering where their next meal will come from, it’s easy to see how much we have to be grateful for. Every day you open your eyes is something to be grateful for. This doesn’t mean that we should become complacent or remain silent about things that matter and should change for the benefit of all, but we should feel gratitude for what we have, where we are, and for those who truly love us.
Gratitude is a positive emotion that encodes completely different messages to the electromagnetic field of the heart, which is the biggest one your body produces. Make it strong, keep it powerful, and be grateful for everything good in your life.