Guest Blog by Gary Douglas
I’m 74 years-old, I work 12 hours a day 6 days a week, I travel all over the world and I ride horses. The box of this reality would say that I shouldn’t be doing these things. It would tell me that I’m too old.
But I’m willing to look at what’s true for me. I am willing to choose what works for me.
I choose daily to live my life as an elegant celebration and my point of view that I can have, do and be anything I desire, is my reality.
Getting out of the box is about going beyond the limitations that others function from. It’s creating beyond the points of view that have been impelled on you from parents, teachers, friends, family, colleagues, culture and society so that you can create what YOU desire. Even if no one else gets it or likes it.
Your point of view is your reality too. If you would like a different possibility, you have to be willing to go beyond the box of other people’s limitations and conclusions and be willing to look from a different place.
You may have heard the saying, “Think outside of the box.” Or, “Live outside of the box.” I mean really, we spend a lot of time in boxes! When we are born, they put us in a crib – which is a box. When we die, it’s a coffin which is… oh yeah… another box. And for much of the world, all the years in between are about living within the box of what other people say our reality should be.
Do you ever take a look at your life and wonder…Who am I living my life for? What’s really my reality and why am I trying to be like someone else?
Usually, when you’re trying to be like someone else you don’t really achieve or create what you desire.
You actually have a different choice. We can live by other people’s reality or we can figure out our own.