Hi! I'm a Creator.

⚡️ Take the damn red pill already

published4 months ago
3 min read


Hope you've been having a great couple of weeks.

It has been brutally cold here in NY, so there hasn't been much to do in the past few weeks.

So, I recently binged all of the Matrix movies after enjoying the latest one The Matrix Resurrections.

I was reminded of Morpheus' amazing speech to Neo in the original movie in which he says:

“It is all around us, even now in this very room.

You can see it when you look out your window, or when you turn on your television.

You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes.

It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”

This has always been one of my favorite movie lines—because of how much of it rings true in what we believe to be "reality."

Every time I watch these movies, I can't help to wonder:

  • Are we living in a matrix?
  • Have we all been bluepilled to some extent?
  • If so, then what makes for an authentic, fulfilling existence?
  • What brings meaning and purpose?

Well, let’s start with two non-negotiable facts.

  1. As far as we know, we are only getting one shot at this thing called life.
  2. And we’re going to spend around a third of it asleep. 💤

With that said, the only question that needs answering is: are you going to take the red pill and be awake for the rest of it? 💊

Are we trying to make it from birth to death with the least amount of damage or difficulty?
Neale Donald Walsch

We think that life is about to get the guy, get the girl, get the car, get the job, get the house, get the spouse, get the kids, get the better job, get the better house, get the promotion, get the grandkids, get the gray hair, get the office in the corner, get the retirement watch, get the illness, get the burial plot, and then get the hell out.

Source: What Really Matters And How Will You Recognize it?

Human Consciousness Is Only In Its Infancy
Robert Ornstein and Paul Ehrlich

Suppose Earth’s history was charted on a single year’s calendar, with midnight January 1 representing the origin of the Earth and midnight December 31 the present. Then each day of Earth’s “year” would represent 12 million years of actual history.

On this scale:

  • The first form of life, a simple bacterium, would arise sometime in February.
  • More complex life-forms, however, come much later;
  • the first fishes appear about November 20.
  • The dinosaurs arrive around December 10 and disappear on Christmas Day.
  • The first of our ancestors recognizable as human would not show up until the afternoon of December 31.
  • Homo sapiens—our species—would emerge at about 11:45 P.M.

All that has happened in recorded history would occur in the final minute of the year.

Source: New World New Mind

The Day a Dying Hummingbird Restored My Hope
Danielle LeCourt | 4 minutes

In this gripping piece filled with both pain and beauty, we are reminded that despite how much we have been through there are subtle signs of hope all around us. In the author's case, it was through an injured hummingbird.

And as she eloquently puts it's "the hope that waits at the edges of turbulence and loss and coaxes us up again after we’ve been dropped by life."

Read the post →

The Good News
Poem by Thich Nhat Hanh

They don’t publish the good news.

The good news is published by us.

We have a special edition every moment, and we need you to read it.

The good news is that you are alive, and the linden tree is still there,
standing firm in the harsh Winter.

The good news is that you have wonderful eyes to touch the blue sky.

The good news is that your child is there before you, and your arms are available: hugging is possible.

They only print what is wrong.

Look at each of our special editions.

We always offer the things that are not wrong.

We want you to benefit from them and help protect them.

The dandelion is there by the sidewalk, smiling its wondrous smile, singing the song of eternity.

Listen! You have ears that can hear it.

Bow your head.

Listen to it.

Leave behind the world of sorrow and preoccupation and get free.

The latest good news is that you can do it.

If you know anyone who you think would enjoy receiving these emails, I'd be humbled by the referral. Send them to join this list of conscious creators.

Thanks for reading.

If you have any questions, feedback, or want to share some of your own insights, feel free to hit reply and let me know. I read and reply to every email.

As Always, Keep Consciously Creating.


Anthony V. Lombardo

Follow me on Medium
Connect with me on LinkedIn page

P.S. If you have a few minutes, I would love for you to complete my short survey so I can learn more about you.

P.P.S. Gmail users, don't forget to move this email out of your "Promotions" and into "Primary"

I respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at any time