Reflecting on Day 13
I've had many times in my life where I've felt like I was stuck. I was a slave to a life of stuckness. And have always thought that this was life and I could not do anything about it. And then one day, I realized the very thing that got in the way of freedom was not life, it was me.
I was in the way of life's flow.
Not many people notice the limitations WE put on ourselves before the other external limitations (like seasons and phases of life). I limited myself from all possible opportunities because I thought it was not possible.
I clenched so tightly to the safe; To what I was always used to and thought was normal, to what I was familiar with, to what I've expected (read Should We Avoid Being Uncomfortable?). Yet, I've never realized that I somehow had a key to decide whether I wanted to remain closed in or to move the block that I placed over myself.
That realisation brought a lot of change in my life. I'm not saying we have absolute control to get what we want. I'm saying we have a choice. Whether it's to stay or make a change, or just leave are all still choices.
I'd have to write a proper blog post about it someday. And that painting is good reminder for me as we continue to see what is out there in America.
Can you point out any blocks you've put on yourself?