This animated short film is simply a masterpiece! It sums up what is really happening in this world in just over 12 minutes but most importantly also presents what will happen when we open up our hearts! The team behind this production are not just artistic, astute and articulate but display their amazing genius at delivering a concise narrative of modern western consciousness or lack thereof.
Embark on a visionary journey through the fragmented unconscious of the West, and with courage face the Shadow. From Shadow into Light.
“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” -C.G. Jung
This film was created with earnest effort, diligence, and sacrifice.
It is an urgent call to growth. If you are moved by the content, please SHARE.
Written, Directed & Produced by Lubomir Arsov Original Soundtrack “Age of Wake” by Starward Projections Composited by Sheldon Lisoy Additional Compositing by Hiram Gifford Art Directed & Edited by Lubomir Arsov ___
Speak Openly Be Obsessed Be Confident – Affirmation
Speak Openly, Be Obsessed, Be Confident are the very essence of Unmuzzled.
Unmuzzled was launched amidst a plethora of real world and emotional turmoil for it’s creator Matt Druce and over the following months this project was quietly shelved while he collected collected himself, managed the drama life threw his way, slayed the negativity others attempted to inject into his mind and overcame the adversities that lay before him. Matt informs us that last night he came across the following quote by Sir Richard Branson and was reminded of why it all began and he sent that quote over to us as an affirmation image to share with you all.
“Once you’ve figured out what it is you want to change for the better, grab at it with both hands. Speak openly about your ideas and plans. Be obsessed. Be confident.” Sir Richard Branson
Matt went onto say “While I never had the words before, this sentiments in this quote by Sir Richard Branson is what coused through my veins as I concieved Unmuzzled, it will be the mantra for the Unmuzzled journey that lay in front of me. This serendipitous quote serves to fuel this journey and all things that I want to change for the better.”
Below is a copy of Sir Richard Branson’s publication from his Virgin Website were the quote originated titled “Richard Branson’s tips for young entrepreneurs” but these words are as valuable at 50 as they are for a young entrepreneur.
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“Richard Branson’s tips for young entrepreneurs”
Wanting to pursue entrepreneurship when you’re young can be tough – especially if your parents would prefer you to concentrate on your studies. Fortunately Richard Branson has some advice…
“You’re never too young to be an entrepreneur,” the Virgin Group founder says in a recent blog post. “It’s important to remember that some of the world’s greatest ideas and innovations have come from young people who tackle seemingly unsolvable problems with lively determination.”
Richard knows a thing or two about wanting to be an entrepreneur from a young age, he was just 15 years old when he launched Student magazine. While he was fortunate enough to have parents who supported his dreams, even he admits that they weren’t exactly on board when he wanted to leave school to focus on the business.
“But they saw how passionate I was, so they eventually allowed me to quit on one condition: I put everything I had into making the magazine a success,” he says. “I did. My passion and drive helped me stay focused and often kept me working all night. Soon my parents were convinced that I could do it.”
So if you’re struggling to convince your parents that entrepreneurship is a viable career choice, Richard says this: “Take your parents to the next entrepreneurship-related event you attend. They need to have an experience that will challenge their perceptions of our field.
“I’d wager that if your mother and father start to understand why you are excited about starting a business, they’ll be more willing to encourage you to pursue your dreams.”
If ending your education isn’t an option then running a business while you study is a good way to get business experience, Richard says. “After all, focusing on your grades can be risky too – it doesn’t always guarantee a rewarding career.”
Richard Branson branding workshop with Virgin StartUp
Image by Owen Billcliff
He adds: “I’ve always said that I would much rather ask for forgiveness than permission – and I think that this is the route you should take too. Just launch your business and apologise later… when you’re a success!”
However, Richard warns against jumping in blindly. “Have a good think about what drives you. You know that you want to be an entrepreneur, but do you know what it is you want to create? Consider the subjects and industries that interest you most. Think about which talents you have, what problems you want to solve and which causes you really love.
“Once you’ve figured out what it is you want to change for the better, grab at it with both hands. Speak openly about your ideas and plans. Be obsessed. Be confident.”
Richard will answer questions from readers in future columns so if you’ve got a business problem that you need some advice on send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject ‘Ask Richard’ please include your name, country and email address in your message.
Do you want to see this amazing affirmation everyday on your desktop? We have edited Matt’s image so that it fits perfectly on any 16:9 monitor and at 3599 x 2025 pixels it’s ready for most screens on the market. Enjoy
The right wrong paradigm is quite possibly the most destructive of all societal thought processes. It stifles real human connection, which in turn fuels many of our most crippling societal issues, from depression and suicide to exclusion.
What is the “right wrong paradigm”?
The right wrong paradigm as touched upon in the Book “The Compassionate Samurai” by Brian Klemmer lists it as
“Closely associated with the resistance to receiving knowledge with a beginners mind is the right/wrong paradigm”.
This is in the context of training the mind, growing the mind and expanding one’s consciousness.
Adding some more depth to this idea Brain also uses the following example/analogy on his Klemmer and Associates website stating:
“There is a set of sunglasses we wear that colors our experiences in the context of right and wrong. When considering this, I am not speaking in terms of morality, but about a person’s experience. More specifically, within this context one person is right and the other person is wrong. Over the years I have come to see that everyone wears this pair of sunglasses to some degree or another. I have also observed that this way of looking at the world is one of the most difficult paradigms to change.”
This is a very good explanation indeed, it demonstrates that right and wrong are simply a matter of perception. Our perceptions of right and wrong are fluid, looking back over our lives we can all find an opinion, a belief or an action that we once thought right or wrong and now see from the other perspective.
So why do we try and hold onto the ‘certainty’? We hope to explore that with you.
“In an argument, people take various positions which usually oppose each other, and individuals or groups involved in the argument tend to think they are more “right” than the others. Generally, arguments arise when people are not willing to consider other people’s different positions as being “valid.” We refer to this type of invalidating of others’ opinions as the “right/wrong” paradigm. A paradigm is a realm, or a state of being, and when you in the “right/wrong” state, the only possible outcomes are being proven right, proven wrong, or avoiding being proven wrong.”
Why the “right wrong paradigm” exists?
Certainty! That why! Right and wrong gives us a sense of certainty, a sense of safety, a sense that we are invulnerable to the effects of what is a vulnerable world.
How are we affected by or affect others within the “right wrong paradigm”?
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In this particular talk she talks about how vulnerability, the essence and birthplace of joy, creativity and love by embracing vulnerability is heavily affected by our societal “I’m right, you’re wrong. Shut up.” paradigm. Brené says in this presentation:
“One of the things that I think we need to think aboutis why and how we numb.And it doesn’t just have to be addiction.The other thing we do is we make everything that’s uncertain certain.Religion has gone from a belief in faith and mystery to certainty.“I’m right, you’re wrong. Shut up.”That’s it.Just certain.The more afraid we are, the more vulnerable we are,the more afraid we are.This is what politics looks like today.There’s no discourse anymore.There’s no conversation.There’s just blame.You know how blame is described in the research?A way to discharge pain and discomfort.We perfect.If there’s anyone who wants their life to look like this, it would be me,but it doesn’t work. Because what we do is we take fat from our butts and put it in our cheeks.”
How does the the right wrong paradigm affect us all?
How can we break away from the I’m right you’re wrong paradigm?
The how, in our opinion until we change it, is best articulated by Tim Minchin in his OCCASIONAL ADDRESS to University of Western Australia graduation ceremony
Tim says in this address;
“A famous bon mot asserts that opinions are like arse-holes, in that everyone has one. There is great wisdom in this… but I would add that opinions differ significantly from arse-holes, in that yours should be constantly and thoroughly examined.
We must think critically, and not just about the ideas of others. Be hard on your beliefs. Take them out onto the veranda and beat them with a cricket bat…. Be intellectually rigorous. Identify your biases, your prejudices, your privilege.”
When and Where to challenge the right wrong paradigm?
When and Where to challenge the right wrong paradigm? All the time, in everything!
“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world.
Try not to bash into the walls too much.
Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life.
Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
There is this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.
Essentially our opinions are the right and wrong paradigm, the right and wrong judgement’s we make each and every day. These judgments enable us to make decisions on anything and everything we do and while essential to “weigh up” our decisions it is imperative that we are able to challenge ourselves our “right” and “wrong” should be constantly and thoroughly examined. This examination is the driving force of Unmuzlled, ask the “Why, When, Where, Who and How” of yourself and about anything and everything. Do this and you are well on your way to truly maintaing a path of continual improved learning and growth, the only way that we can holistically keep learning and remain objective with ourselves and others.
We were considering creating another wing to the Unmuzzled online network, Politics Unmuzzled, however when we started our research we found a group of people who are already pushing the limits in terms of redefining and “Unmuzzling” Australian Politics and Democratic processes, MiVote.
What is MiVote?
It’s Politics Unmuzzled! The MiVote Movement located at www.mivote.org.au and is setting out to create an information platform and inbuilt political movement to try and change the face of Australian politics. MyVote employs and independent research team free from political bias aiming to unpack issues in Australian Politics and make them easier to understand for everyday Australians.
It’s Politics Unmuzzled! The case for MiVote is simple, in 2006, the Australian Bureau of Statistics determined that political movement membership represents 1.3% of the Australian adult population.
What about the other 98.7%?, the everyday Australians who make up this great country. MiVote puts control back into the hands of the participating 98.7% so without YOU MiVote is nothing, just like us here at Unmuzzled.
How, When and Where to MiVote?
The answer is now! and via their website at www.mivote.org.au register and get involved and participate.
The MiVote process is simple. For every issue of policy consideration under Australian Parliament, MiVote members will experience following activities:
MiVote will notify you of an upcoming policy decision.
If it’s a topic that matters to you, you can opt in to vote on that particular issue.
2. Information Pack
This step is about educating you on the issue.
An information pack is provided to give you different frames of context for that particular issue.
3. Informed Vote
As a MiVote member, you can vote on the frame that
most accurately represents the direction you would like the policy to head.
4. Results & Representation
Within 36 hours of every vote, all MiVote members will be notified of the result. Then media will be informed of the movement’s policy position.
MiVote is an initiative of Centre for the Future whose purpose is to make the world work for everyone.
MiVote is part of a mindful uprising with a single thread of alignment that binds its supporters. Each supporter of MiVote believes the current system has outlived its usefulness and no longer delivers a governing model that acts in the best interests of all citizens equally.
Current advocates come from all parts of the political spectrum. Our supporters include former and current members of all major political parties, religious conservatives from numerous religions as well as atheists, bosses and workers, rural and city dwellers, rich and poor, young first time voters and senior citizens. We have current and former political participants, iconic Australian thinkers, academics, corporate leaders and are supported across the entire country.
If you care about where this country is headed, we care about your voice.
Here at Unmuzzled we would have to say because the current system is broken and does not truly represent the people and because it’s Politics Unmuzzled!
As we said above in How, ultimately the people of Australia have to take an interest and actively participate. MiVote is working hard to bring big change to the Australian democratic system. Become a member today! www.mivote.org.au
To us here at Unmuzzled it is symbolic of the moment Neo, the main character in “The Matrix” makes a decision to leave behind the consciousness, the reality he thought and believed was real in order to embrace the truth, embrace a new consciousness that the world in which he lived was fabricated and false, a reality that only existed within his mind. This Red Pill, Blue Pill cultural Symbol is integral to the very essence of Unmuzzled, we want you to take the red pill, to wake up from the slumber of ignorance and ask the What, Why, When, Where, Who and How of everything.
Wikipedia explains the red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, are popular culture symbols representing the choice between embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red pill) and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill).
The terms, popularized in science fiction culture, are derived from the 1999 film The Matrix. In the film, the main character Neo is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill. The blue pill would allow him to remain in the fabricated reality of the Matrix, therefore living the “ignorance of illusion”, while the red pill would lead to his escape from the Matrix and into the real world, therefore living the “truth of reality” even though it is a harsher, more difficult life.
What the RED PILL is NOT to us as an organisation is the adaptations and usage as reported online via publications like http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ and http://www.businessinsider.com.au/ professing that it only means one thing being a Reddit Group that called The Red Pill whose description is: Discussion of sexual strategy in a culture increasingly lacking a positive identity for men.
Ultimately here at unmuzzled we hope to guide you to the fact that the red pill, it’s symbolic meaning and what you do with it is up to you and in turn, it’s meaning to others is irrelevant.