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Stepping Out of the Box

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Stepping Out of the Box

The alarm clock rings. You jump out of bed. Get dressed. Grab a cof­fee. Maybe some break­fast. And pre­pare your body for an­other day… Then head off to work to sit be­hind a desk or a com­puter, or in some other way fill your day with repet­i­tive tasks. Come home. Have din­ner. Watch some TV or spend time on­line or on your phone un­til it’s time for bed. And then do the same thing to­mor­row.

Is your life this mun­dane? Do­ing the same thing over and over again hop­ing for change… that’s in­san­ity right?

We know that thoughts cre­ate. We can dream the dream; en­er­gize it with feel­ings and emo­tions, but then what? Hope the Uni­verse hand de­liv­ers our dreams on a sil­ver plat­ter? Dreams with­out ac­tions are sim­ply just wishes.

How do you make your life a lit­tle more in­ter­est­ing? How do you ini­ti­ate change? It can be chal­leng­ing to think out­side the box if your life is rather rou­tine. Here you are, sur­rounded by in­trigue, ad­ven­ture and the won­ders of cre­ation, yet per­haps are blind to it.

There is noth­ing like chang­ing your per­spec­tive to bring some fresh ideas, cre­ativ­ity and ex­cite­ment to life. It’s easy enough to do and it’s as close as your mind.

Hone your sights on one par­tic­u­lar thing, and re­ally fo­cus in on it, pay­ing close at­ten­tion to its minute de­tails. Calm the mind and just ob­serve.  Things are fas­ci­nat­ing when we re­ally look at them, es­pe­cially things from the nat­ural world.

It’s easy to en­joy the beauty of a flower in bloom or the in­tri­ca­cies of a tree leaf when you ac­tu­ally look at them.   Re­ally look.  It does­n’t take long—only sec­onds, al­though you might want to stay longer be­cause of the sheer beauty of it.  When you start to en­ter­tain mi­cro­cos­mic mo­ments of­ten enough, it be­comes much eas­ier to con­nect with the awe of cre­ation.


Or per­haps you’d pre­fer the big pic­ture?

Sit for a mo­ment and imag­ine what the view of your world looks like from above. Pre­tend to float high above your body and look down. This bird’s eye view will give you an­other per­spec­tive. Things look much dif­fer­ent from up there. This ex­er­cise can show you places that look dull and drab, or open you up to op­por­tu­ni­ties you might have missed.

It can even help you make choices. Float up and look down at your life as if you were liv­ing the de­ci­sion you are con­sid­er­ing. Com­pare it to the view of your life as it is now. If you have more than one choice to con­sider, do this for each op­tion. Try to set your con­scious mind over to the side while do­ing this ex­er­cise.


In­stead of think­ing log­i­cally about pros and cons, just be aware.  No­tice how they make you feel.  No­tice the scenery—does it feel com­fort­able, scary or ex­cit­ing?  Is it bright, colour­ful and vivid? Or is it dull and bor­ing?  If it’s grey and fuzzy, per­son­ally I’d choose the op­tion that has more life and vi­tal­ity to it!

One thing for sure, if things are be­com­ing a bit te­dious for you, it’s time to change things up a lit­tle.  The Uni­verse loves ac­tion.  If you can take the even the small­est step to ini­ti­ate change, the Uni­verse re­sponds! In­clud­ing con­sciously chang­ing your per­spec­tive!  From there you might be sur­prised to find guid­ance and in­spi­ra­tion.  Then it’s time to take some ac­tion steps to­ward mak­ing your dreams re­al­ity.



Originally published in The Magic Happens:

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