I was at one time involved in Landmark Education. From what I was told it was a deeper method of thinking brought about by The Wachowski Brothers, the creators of The Matrix. This series has recently been brought to Netflix, so I looked up The Wachowski Brothers and I have found in my research they at some point between The Matrix and now have become The Wachowski Sisters.
That’s neither here, nor there. It is what it is. I hope they have found peace with their change. Back to Landmark Education, one of the key points I remember of my studies into this was There are two spheres in life, there are things we know, and there are things we don’t know. What Landmark Education dives into though is these spheres of influence are connected.
If I said to draw two circles some of us would draw two circles that have a slice in the middle that overlaps. It varies in size for all of us. What is held within this section of our spheres of reference is The things we don’t know we don’t know. Talk about a trancelike state! Wrap your brain around that for a weekend! There are things we know, our name, our address, our shoe size, spouse and family names, where we work. There are things we don’t know, particle physics, difficult math equations, the name of someone living in Boston at a certain address. Then there are the things we don’t know that we don’t know, that is where possibilities lie!
The bumble bee doesn’t know that by today’s understanding of scientific laws it cannot fly! It is scientifically impossible for a bumble bee to be allowed to fly! It’s mass is simply too great by scientific matters. But it doesn’t know that, and it doesn’t know that it doesn’t know that, so, it simply flies!
When I think of the possibilities, my mind goes into a trance. It’s like when I djay. Last night I was on point! I mixed, I created, I brought about possibilities of fun! Sometimes outside forces can block our possibilities. For me, last night it was the barkeeper who wanted to go home. But, that doesn’t mean the possibility wasn’t possible. Maybe, I didn’t know that I didn’t know I could have spoken with her to continue for one more hour and we could have both benefited from the experience. Now, we will never know. The opportunity is over.
What are you letting block you from possibilities today? Do you even know they exist? Chances are, you don’t. Once you admit there are things you don’t know that you don’t know, you can work toward changing the world for the better.