Morpheus: This is a sparring program, similar to the programmed reality of the Matrix. It has the same basic rules, rules like gravity. What you must learn is that these rules are no different than the rules of a computer system. Some of them can be bent. Others can be broken. Understand? Then hit me if you can.... Good. Adaptation, improvisation. But your weakness is not your technique.
Mouse: Morpheus is fighting Neo.
Morpheus: How did I beat you?
Neo: You're too fast.
Morpheus: Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles in this place? You think that's air you're breathing now?... Again.
Mouse: Jesus Christ, he's fast. Take a look at his neural-kinetics, they're way above normal.
Morpheus: What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Don't think you are, know you are.... Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me.
Mouse: I don't believe it.
Neo: I know what you're trying to do.
Morpheus: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo, but I can only show you the door, you're the one that has to walk through it.
here's and excerpt from my first group email to my core team at sfenthusiast that relates to this video:
V. Gary Weisler (sfe CONSULTANT)
1. ADJUNCT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR FOR LIANA AND STEVE, AS WELL AS ADJUNCT BASIC WEB DESIGN CONSULTANT FOR sfe. HE FINISHED PROGRAMMING CODE DIRECTLY INTO MY BRAIN LATE LAST NIGHT SUCH THAT I AM NOW FULLY CAPABLE OF UTILIZING HTML/CSS AND FTP UPLOAD PROTOCOLS TO HELP IN GETTING OUR SITE UP! IT'S KINDA LIKE THE WAY NEO LEARNED KUNG-FU BY GETTING HIS BRAIN PROGRAMMED IN THE MATRIX. PRETTY FECKING AMAZING! AT THE END OF THE LATE NIGHT SESSION, I THOUGHT TO MYSELF: "I KNOW WEB DESIGN." AND LIANA AND GARY CAN PLAY MORPHEUS IN OUR sfe SCENARIO AND SAY TO ME: "SHOW ME." AND THEN, THE BATTLE BEGINS. WE WILL HAVE OUR WEBSITE. YES!
LINK TO: "I KNOW KUNG-FU" HERE . JUST REPLACE: "I KNOW KUNG FU." WITH ME SAYING: "I KNOW WEB DESIGN." REPLACE NEO, (KEANU REEVES) WITH ME, AND REPLACE MORPHEUS, (LAURENCE FISHBURNE) WITH THE COMBINED PERSONA OF LIANA AND GARY (LITTLE BIT OF CORY AND KRISTIN TOO). YOU'LL GET A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF WHAT HAPPENED TO ME LAST NIGHT AS YOU WATCH THE VIDEO. LOL!
ALMOST DONE WITH THIS GROUP EMAIL... WHEW!
the email was pretty long, and there was a good chunk to read after the "WHEW!" (my poor core development team, i feel for them having to read it all. the fact that it was in all caps (giant email taboo) is strange, but i copied it from a weird file where i couldn't read what i was writing without it being in all caps).
but, one of the most important things in it for me was this excerpt and how it harkened me back to this MATRIX scene and how similar it seems to what happened last night. i haven't even touched web design even though i already know HTML and enough CSS to get started. but then, Gary looked at me and said: "What's blocking you." We then made me believe that i can: "Don't think you are (a web designer), know you are."
"like i told dw in the comments below, sometimes i wish i would'a taken the blue pill. even through the initial hardships of living in truth, there's no turning back now. my rebirth was painful, but it always is. time to keep forging forward in my truth and meeting all others on the same level. destination: "PARADISE IN THE HERE AND NOW."
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