In a previous article I philosophized on what is the purpose of life. Today I am going to expand on it a little. In that article I said in a round-about way that the purpose of life was to escape from the Circle — the Circle being the physical boundary that we find ourselves confined within. The Circle is both a real thing and it is also a metaphorical thing. It has a dual existence, much like the properties of solid matter, it is both real and it is not real, it is both solid and it is not solid. 

In popular culture "the Circle" is referred to as the Matrix, in Wildeism it is both referred to as the Matrix and as the Sphere. But the Matrix contains little mini matrices, and the Sphere is just one of them - so is the Circle. 

You can think of "the Circle" like being inside of the box. If you want to be any type of pioneer or great creative mind, then you have to think outside of the box. But unfortunately, no amount of thinking will get you outside the box. Just like how you can't wish yourself out of a jail cell, or you can't wish yourself out of bed. You have to have a little concerted action.  In other words you have to get off your ass and go do something about it.

The Circle is all of those beliefs inside of your head that are self-limiting. The ideas of I am too weak, I am too fat, I am too stupid, I am too blah blah blah. The Circle also includes the opinions of others, whether it is the natural resistance of your friends and family members or it is just the casual resistance of your local tribal cluster i.e. the people of your culture and immediate area. 

In physics there exists a term called the coefficient of friction. As defined by Wikipedia: "A coefficient of friction is a value that shows the relationship between the force of friction between two objects and the normal force between the objects." Basically what this law says is that depending on the surface there will be varying levels of resistance that react against an object to keep it from moving. An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion. So once the coefficient of friction has gone beyond the threshold to take off, the object will begin to move and has the propensity to keep moving until it runs out of energy. 

This movement is described by the famous Sir Isaac Newton's, Second Law of Motion. It states:

The vector sum of the forces (F) on an object is equal to the mass (m) of that object multiplied by the acceleration vector (a) of the object: F = ma.

So what this means in plain English is, the force is equal to the mass times the acceleration. So what does it require to have any force? It requires mass (weight) and velocity (movement). Once an object is moving in a direction the laws of momentum take over (an object in motion tends to stay in motion.) Momentum is also described as P = mv (mass times velocity)

So you can see that in the natural world, once the ball gets rolling it likes to keep rolling. The hardest part is getting the ball rolling in the first place. In the metaphysical world we have the same laws resisting us both physically and metaphysically. This is one reason why it is so important to remain active all of your life, because when you grow older you lose momentum, and not to mention, you don't see very many old fat people.

So once you begin collecting interesting experiences, more interesting experiences will come. But first you have to get outside of the Circle. You have to side-step all of the resistance that is placed before you and go out and start traveling the world. I specifically mention friends and family on multiple occasions, because oftentimes it is your family who loves you the most and yet do not want to see you succeed. Sure, they may say they want you to succeed. But in many family situations it is the very same family members who are beating you down into submission. They like to be over you and control you. I am not saying this is how it is all of the time, and of course every family is different. However, the people who love you the most are the ones who will cling on to you the hardest. They especially may not like the idea of you up and moving to Timbuktu, because they don't want to lose you.

So what is the solution? Well the only solution that I would follow is the one that makes you the most happy. If you are happy staying right there within your tribal cluster, then stay put. But if you would rather travel the world and gather exciting experiences, then go ahead and do so and come back and teach the people within your Circle that they too have the ability to be set free. 

It's simple. Step out of the cage and soar off in search of your destiny. Who knows? You may even find it.

(AJ)
 


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