Are you feeling boxed in?
The very idea that we could be in any kind of a box is not very pleasing, even when we try to have no judgment about it. It’s like being in a cage, no matter how gilded, that keeps us limited, bound within narrow parameters and dissatisfied. It’s not just the mundaneness, the stagnation, that gets to us, there is a kind of sadness to think and feel we can’t be and do more. That sense of settling for less because somewhere within our being we hold an idea that compromise is what life is all about; being happy and content with what we are and have is the epitome of gratitude and don’t you dare think of something more far-reaching. Yet that feeling of sorrow or even depression comes upon us because of an inherent knowing deep down within us that there is more, even while we may not be sure of what it is.
Relax and Allow the Flow
The other side of it is that life is so comfortable, we’ve worked so hard to get where we are today, let’s just relax and not stir up stuff we may be unable to deal with or overextend ourselves in ways that may upset our beautifully set apple cart.
“You were taught to be the same…..you were taught that change is scary.” ~ Julius
Philosophers and sages through the ages have reiterated the truth that change is the only constant in life. Julius tells us that if we resist change, it’s probably going to take place anyway but in a detrimental way. It just makes so much sense to strike out for fulfilling change, instead of allowing some detrimental changes to spin us out of that comfortable orbit we’re in.
The (Un)Confort(able) Zone
With so many people out there telling us that moving out of our comfort zone is really the only way forward towards happiness, fulfilment and life-enhancing shifts, we decide to take the plunge and come to a dead halt. Just how do we go about it? Without getting overwhelmed by what we may have undertaken? Or losing interest in the whole process because the steps we took were just too tiny to affect us favourably? Can we tippy-toe forward and test the waters a little gingerly and then step back if it’s all too much? Just how many times are we going to do that before we find just the right expansion in the box or out of it or before we sink back into inertia?
Take that first step…
“There’s always a way, especially when you approach it from that opinion.” ~ Julius
That’s comforting to know and in this case of being the brave souls ready to step out of our safe yet soul-destroying cocoons, we’d like the whole process to be more clear, easy and digestible, please. We understand that there is more joy, fulfilment, creativity and fun awaiting us, but could we just know whether we are to expand within our box, just as a gentle start? Then step entirely out of it when we are more comfortable (that word again) with the process? We want to know if stepping out of the box right from the get go is perhaps the best way forward.
In the end, you step out of any box that may be closing in on you because you’ve decided that nothing is going to stifle your spirit for adventure as well as expansion. Then the only question you might ask is – Is there a mindful, joyful way to go about it so I can have fun every step of the way?
The answer is an emphatic “Yes”. Julius shows you the way in our upcoming course – Move Out Of Your Box.