What the Bleep Do We Know Summary – Quantum Physics in Action

Check out What the Bleep do We Know Summary. This movie might challenge your thinking and broaden your perspective.

Who are we? Where do we come from? Why are we here? What is our purpose? What is a reality? What should we do? Where are we going? If you keep asking these questions and haven’t been found satisfied answers so far, you might be at the right place.

It is a thought-provoking movie, which explores the nature of our reality, from quantum physics to mysticism. It follows Amanda (Academy Award-winner Marlee Matlin), a divorced photographer whose concept of reality is challenged, and reveals the quantum world hidden behind what we consider to be our real world.

What the bleep do we know was written and produced by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, and Mark Vicente. It gathers experts in quantum physics: David Albert, Ph.D., Dr. Joe Dispenza, Amit Goswami, Ph.D., John Hagelin, Ph.D., Stuart Hameroff, M.D., Dr. Miceal Ledwith, Ph.D., Daniel Monti, M.D., Andrew B. Newberg, M.D., Candace Pert, Ph.D., Jeffrey Satinover, M.D., William Tiller, Ph.D. and Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., who try to answer fundamental questions of our reality.

However, more you look at quantum physics, the more mysterious and wondrous it becomes. It is so mysterious that you can’t even understand how amazing it is. So, how far down the rabbit hole do you want to go?

Infinite Possibilities

Quantum physics is a physics of possibilities. Observer chooses among possibilities to bring the actual event into an experience. The observer is the consciousness that is observing surrounding.

Think outside of the box imageWe are always the observer in a science, so we are constrained in seeing and perceiving the things we do. It comes down that this is just a great illusion and we have no way of getting out to see what is really out there.

Why do we keep re-creating the same reality if we have an infinite number of possibilities? Why do we keep having the same relationships? Why do we keep having the same jobs and so on? We have an infinite number of possibilities but we are unaware of them. We are conditioned to our daily lives and believe that we have no control at all. We believe that the external world is more real than our internal world. Quantum physics says just the opposite – what is happening within us will create what is happening outside of us.

Quantum Superposition

Quantum superposition implies that a particle (wave) can be in many places simultaneously, experiencing many possibilities until we choose, and then collapsing into just one of those possible positions.

When you are not looking, there are waves of possibility. When you are looking, there are particles of experience.

Material world around us is nothing but possible movements of consciousness. Every given moment we choose among these movements to bring our experience into manifestation.

We are conditioned to think that the world is already out there independent of our experience. But atoms are not things, they are only tendencies. Therefore, instead of thinking of things, we have to think of possibilities because they are all possibilities of consciousness.

What is a Reality?

Scientific experiences have shown that the brain does not know the difference between what it sees and what it remembers because the same specific neural networks are firing in both cases.

impossible-possible imageThe brain processes 400 billion bits of information a second but we are only aware of 2000 bits. Our awareness of those 2000 bits of information is just about the environment, time and our body.

So is it possible that our eyes see more than what our brain has the ability to consciously project? Our brain is wired up in a way that we only see what we believe is possible. We match patterns that already exist within ourselves through conditioning.

How do We Create Our Reality?

Most people do not affect reality in a consistent, substantial way because they don’t believe they can. They write an intention and then they erase it because they think that is silly. The fact is that they believe they cannot do it.

Positive thinking is a wonderful idea but usually, people have a whole bunch of negative thinking going around, so just occasional positive thinking does not really make the difference.

When we think of things, reality seems to be more concrete than it is, and that is why we appear to be insignificant. We cannot really change our reality because we believe that we do not have any role in our reality. Reality is already there. Material objects are moving in their own way from deterministic laws, and mathematics determines what they will do in a given situation. We have no role at all.

However, if we see reality as a possibility of consciousness then immediately comes the question of how can we influence it? Mathematics gives us possibilities that all these movements can assume, and then we choose the experience that we will have in our consciousness. We choose that experience, and therefore literally create our own reality.

We build up models of how we see the world around us, and more information we have, the more we refine our model one way or another. We tell ourselves a story about what the outside world is. Any information that we process is colored by the experiences that we had and an emotional response that we have to what we are bringing in.

man pushing the rockAn average person who considers their life boring or uninspiring has made no attempt to gain knowledge and information that will inspire them. Most people are hypnotized by their environment through the media, television, and people, creating an idea that life is a struggle and live their life in mediocracy. Their desire may never really rise to the surface.

However, if it does rise to the surface and they ask themselves fundamental questions about life… they start to interact with the perception that they may be having a nervous breakdown and in reality, what they are doing is that their old concepts of how they viewed their life and the world start to fall apart. We are rewiring the brain and literally reconnecting to a new concept. Then ultimately, it changes us from the inside out.

Quantum physics takes us where we can understand our relationship to things and people in a deeper way and we can ultimately make more meaning for ourselves in our world. We have to decide what we want and then put all focus and awareness on it. The moment we become so involved in that experience that picture becomes the only picture that is real, and then it has to become our reality. That is quantum physics in action.

Every Single One of Us Affects the Reality That We See

In the Washington D.C., there was a big experiment in the summer of 1993, where 4000 volunteers came from a hundred countries to collectively meditate for long periods of time throughout the day. On the basis of 48 previous studies that had already been done on a smaller scale, it was predicted that with such a sized group there would be a 25% drop in violent crime. Police department itself became collaborator and author of this study because results showed a 25% drop in violent crime.

Mr. Masaru Emoto, an internationally renowned Japanese scientist, gained worldwide acclaim for his research and discovery on what affects the molecular structure of water. His experiment included bottles filled with water that was exposed to a positive or negative influence. The water in bottles with positive messages and blessings formed beautiful molecular structures, while bottles with negative messages formed ugly molecular structures. He believed that water was connected to our individual and collective consciousness and that thought or intent was the driving force that created results. So “if thoughts can do that to water imagine what our thoughts can do to us.”

You can find more about this experiment in Masaru Emoto’s New York Times bestseller The Hidden Messages in Water.


People hardly accept quantum physics view because on one hand there is no tangible proof that it works and on the other hand, with accepting the idea that we are creating our experience comes responsibility.

I think everyone has to decide for themselves. If you think it is easier to be a victim in this world and to blame circumstances when something unwanted happens, that’ s fine. If you think you could create wonderful experiences, go for it! Whatever you decide, just make sure it serves you. Eventually, everyone will get what he/she believes.


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  1. This is a great post! So much is up to us to make for ourselves. Thank you for taking your time to work out some of the logic and ideas that are explored in the movie. I feel like I know what to expect when I finally get around to watching it (currently number 17 on my to-watch list, haha).

    Thank you for your work!

  2. Excellent content and certainly thought-provoking. I had always heard that we can only use a fraction of our brain’s power, but I didn’t realize just how little we are constrained to, which is why our reality is limited only to what we believe is possible.

    I also agree that people fall victim to mediocrity in their lives at their own hands. I oftentimes think, “how can I improve my life today?”, but this information about quantum physics has opened up a whole new view for me. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hey Spencer,

      Thanks for the comment. I am glad you found this content informative and useful. There are many stories about people who achieved impossible just because they believed it was possible.

      All the best!

  3. Very profound thoughts on our conflicting realities and how mind interacts with matter, I suppose on the quantum level. The subject matter is very interesting yet so complicated that we fail to fully comprehend it. How can anything other than water and light occupied several positions at once? How can atoms in perpetual motion form the basis of a rock?! Mind boggling stuff!

    1. Hi Goran,

      Thank you for the comment. Understanding this weird quantum concept is not easy. I remember when I was exposed to this kind of information for the first time. It was pretty mind-boggling but at the same time it was so amazing and I really wanted to understand this. So I kept reading and learning day after day until I became familiar with it. That’s how our mind learns, by repetition, and what is so amazing you can teach yourself to believe anything you want.
      I’ll try to make it simple. Everything is made out of atoms, and atoms are 99,9999999% energy, so everything is energy. The matter is just form of energy that takes shape when energy is reduced to a low vibration. Everything moves and vibrate, including rocks, we just can’t see it. And we are conditioned to believe if there is something we can’t see, it doesn’t really exist, so this is why it is so hard to accept this.


  4. I remember when this movie came out, and I really liked it. I read a few of the books written by the various scientists who contributed, and it’s so refreshing to read about it once more. I feel like our world, or perhaps just my world, has gotten so murky that it’s easy to forget we are energetic beings with infinite possibilities. Thanks for this reminder.

    1. Hi Penelope,

      Thanks for your feedback. I agree, it is easy to get occupied with “real” world and forget about our infinite possibilities, so we should remind ourselves how powerful we are.

  5. Hi Blanka, fab post! I love learning about quantum physics as it really is the most exciting thing you could possibly learn about…when you’re ready for it. Many people just dismiss it out of hand because they are not yet in a place in their own evolution to take complete responsibility for their lives. And that’s just fine, it’s all fine, that’s the beauty of life and the reason we’re all here – to come to our own conclusions. I just love the saying ‘When the student is ready, the teacher will come. This has been my experience time and time again, the information has come to me when I have asked the universe for it. Thanks for a great post that again has reminded me of why we are really here.

  6. Hi Blanka,

    Such a wonderful post! I love these kinds of posts and you have explained it all so well. I saw ‘What the Bleep’ years ago and you have inspired me to watch it again.

    I am a big fan of Dr Joe Dispenza’s. I love his work. It really makes me understand that we need to change our habits that have formed in our unconscious minds so we can change our lives.

    Fascinating topic, thank you again,


  7. Hey Blanka, I know you have a number of comments on this post but I really wanted to add mine

    I love this topic and I am really impressed with your website as a whole

    “We have an infinite number of possibilities but we are unaware of them. We are conditioned to our daily lives and believe that we have no control at all. We believe that the external world is more real than our internal world”

    I absolutely love reading things to do with quantum physics and this was by far one of my favorite quotes

    So many people believe that they cant change anything in their lives when the reality is at any moment they can drastically take massive action and have the life they’ve always dreamed of!

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this

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