Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a refresh button for your life? Just like your computer. And any time you started to feel bored, stagnant or stuck, you could simple hit ‘refresh’ and reorganize your life in a more vibrant and inspiring way?
What if the truth was that we could refresh? And the key was in our free will?
Too often, we feel that we don’t have much choice in life. We just carry on, same old same old.
Our perceptions have narrowed to the point where we don’t see the possibilities of what could be. We are too focused on our sense of mundane, sticking to the daily routine, or staying within our box of limited beliefs. The illusion is that it’s safe, seemingly under our control, and comfortable. Maybe too comfortable…
When life becomes boring or to the point that we can’t find our way out of the pattern we have created, it’s time to mix things up a bit. Time to breathe a little life into our thoughts and activities. Time to hit the refresh button.
It’s easy enough to do, simply by changing what we chose to spend our time doing, or how we chose to see things. But we can start in small ways too. Adding a little more play or a little more creativity to our day helps create a flow of movement.
Perhaps the easiest way is to go on an adventure. Go somewhere you’ve never been, do something you’ve never done. This is a great way to expand your boundaries and makes life more interesting.
A few summers back, on a family excursion to Toronto’s Wonderland amusement park, I decided to mix things up a bit. I spent the day traversing the world of roller coasters. Not typical for me, by any stretch, and so much out of character that my son was flabbergasted. He just couldn’t figure out what was going on. Had I been possessed?
No, there was no stranger inhabiting my body. It was just me! Living life. Feeling exhilarated. Having an adventure. Isn’t that what life is supposed to be like? At least some of the time?
By day’s end, my son in total amazement, told me he was impressed. I wasn’t trying to impress him or myself for that matter. By stepping out of my typical character, I stepped out of his perception of me. It was fun to make him think.
Truth be told, I had done a bit of inner clearing work beforehand, and one of the things that fell by the way was my resistance to roller coasters. It wasn’t a planned thing, more like a side effect.
It was so much fun to step outside my self imposed box and bewilder my family at the same time. Good to shake it up for them a bit too! 😉
Originally published in The Magic Happens at: http://themagichappensnow.com/time-to-hit-the-refresh-button/