Break the Rules!
Go ahead....I dare you. Now I’m not encouraging you to steal from the grocery store or tell lies (definitely not). I am daring you to break rules and ideas about yourself that you follow that don’t serve you and don’t allow you to be the best you that you can be. I have noticed that I constantly reinforce patterns of behavior and thinking that, if I dissect, a) I don’t agree with and b) are restricting. Take thoughts that come into my head during a yoga practice for example, things like “I’ll never be able to do that arm balancing pose” or “I’d be better at this if I weighed less” Not only are these things false these rules that I make up about who I am and what I am capable of diminish my chances of reaching my full potential.
Breaking the rules doesn’t come easily to this self confessed rule follower. If I am told the party starts at 7pm I will be there at 6.59pm even though I would be in a way better mood if I could have napped and shown up at 7.30pm. I am a strong advocate for being on time but a nap before a social event would serve everybody!
It takes time to not only see the rules that I create but to start to saw away at them and it’s not like if I “break a rule” once then I am changed forever. I am constantly staging anarchistic revolutions in my mind and often involving the same issue(s).
Slowing down and taking a few breaths helps me to see a bit clearer and challenge my initial reaction to ideas/people/things. It is in these moments that a choice can be made: follow the old path or break out a forge a new one. Both options have their benefits and a well worn path is a great one to travel if it continues to go in the right direction. It’s like my friend Tracy says “every moment is a chance to make a change.” These encouraging words fill me with a sense of freedom and inspire me to explore ways that life could be different and more joyful.
There is a famous quote that says “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot” I feel like the greatest pleasure in life is doing what I say I cannot!
So go ahead ..... break the rules!
4/12/2016 02:32:12 pm
10/14/2017 10:38:13 am
This sense of the topic is too good and yes lots of the people follow the other rules and it is not the good sense. These rules are breakable and you must follow the rule that you make. But this is the uncertain type of the story and somewhat how unique.
3/29/2021 10:13:51 am
I enjoyed this post, thanks for sharing
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