When we think about making our lives better we often think about chasing our dreams. But if you’ve been chasing your dreams and life isn’t better then there’s something else to do.
What if you improved life by making it smaller? Chasing your dreams is great and you should do it. But if it’s crushing you then obviously there’s more to the story.
We often crave freedom and opportunity and fight for it. We view limitation and discipline as constricting, unpleasant, and harmful, and that’s not always the case.
What if you took on the viewpoint that you’re small and weak, because no human is really all that great compared to the entire universe, and setting limitations for yourself is an act of protection that makes you feel safe, strong and confident. What if you looked at the next new wild idea you had and decided that it wasn’t for you, not because you’re a bad person and you don’t deserve to get what you want. But because you’re a wise one and you look after yourself and you’ve decided that it’s too much.
Limitations, slowing down, discipline, saying no to things you want… these don’t have to be oppressive forces that make you sad and trapped, they can be acts of power and protection that make you feel strong.
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