In the 1999 film, The Matrix, there is a scene where Neo is waiting to go in and visit the oracle. In the waiting room, he notices a little child, dressed as a monk, bending a spoon by merely looking at it. Fascinated by what he has just witnessed, Neo asks the kid, “ How are you doing that, how do you bend the spoon?”, to which the kid replies, “Don’t try to bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth. There is no spoon”.
What if we were to use this concept of “There is no spoon” to all that we feel is difficult? As someone who is curious about how some people seem to do magical stuff, I see a striking similarity between how they perceive limitations ( rather the lack of limitations). Just like the little monk had realized, “there is no spoon”, some people have an interesting paradigm where “there are no limitations” and what they do seems truly magical.
Have you come across someone who lives by the “there is no spoon” attitude” and makes things happen? This quote by Seneca aligns beautifully with what comes to mind when one sees this interesting attitude in people:
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”