Learning to live outside the box is essential to living your authentic life. This is difficult because we often have perceptions of reality imposed by society. Our western model of success (a house, kids, picket fence, two cars, etc..), may not bring the fulfillment and happiness you're looking for. Our high-tech, low-touch society doesn't promote your unique brilliance. But there is something greater and unique within you, waiting to get out of the box.
Have you ever been told that you weren't good enough? Have you ever felt that your ideas were unimportant? This happens all the time. Belief in judgement and unrealistic expectations limit your potential. Your belief of these lies needs to be transformed into realization of your full potential. Your beautiful, unique expression lives outside the box.
Challenge yourself to get out of your box, and crush it. Recycle it into something useful and beautiful. Honestly question your thoughts and beliefs. Ask if they serve you well, or not? Are you just existing comfortably, or are you flourishing?
Take time to connect within and stop focusing outside of yourself for gratification This awareness will grow. When we compare ourselves to others, this puts us in a box. When we let other's thoughts and beliefs have power over us, we limit our expression and experience. What if you could consciously be in wonder of everything? What if you could maintain an active curiosity about each moment? What if you could actively play and color outside the lines? Child like energy cannot be contained in a box.
So instead of acquiring more things that our culture convinces us will solve our problems, tune in to yourself and start asking questions that will help expose your higher purpose.
What would a joyful, authentic life feel like? What if you didn't buy the crap that others fed you? What would if feel like to be your awesome self, no matter what? What would be different right now, if you knew you were beautiful, beyond measure? Because you are.
Set your intentions deliberately. Tune in to a higher level of inspiration to discover what you really NEED and not what you WANT.
"Behind every problem, there is a question trying to ask itself...Behind every question there is an answer trying to reveal itself. Behind every answer there is an action trying to take place. And behind every action there is a way of life trying to be born." ~ Michael Beckwith
Visualization is a great tool but can be limited if you only visualize what you already know. Visioning is catching an idea outside of your current paradigm. It allows ideas to flow from your internal source. It's a powerful, unique way of asking questions to birth a new experience. Willingness and openness become your guides to leading a fulfilling life. No box will confine your thoughts and inspired action.
Nature doesn't judge itself. Learn from nature. Use an acorn as an example. If the acorn were to vision what is intended for it's greatest expression, a vision of an exceptionally beautiful and unique oak tree would emerge. What would need to take place for that to happen? The acorn would need to die to it's original form to grow into something greater. This is evolution. The acorn has something mysterious within that it surrenders to grow.
We also contain something mysterious with us waiting to be expressed. It is not the beliefs that society, or others tell us what we should be. We each have a miraculous gift of expression that when allowed to shine, can inspire, surprise and delight. This is how you share your gift with the world.
Outside of our present paradigm is something miraculous that wants to emerge. When we get out of the box and be ourselves, life unfolds in wondrous ways.