Here’s an interesting exercise to give some insight to how YOU limit yourself and how your mind can all too often get trapped into constraints. Take out, or find a map of the United States, one that has a descent amount of details, states, significant cities and such….Now, pick a state, let’s say Virginia….Focus on the state….Look at the various cities within the state…Now pick a city…..Let’s say – Richmond…Now focus your attention on Richmond. Think about all the qualities of Richmond, population, various attractions, the people, restaurants, the history, the particular culture, the norms, etc. Take 60 seconds to let your mind focus and flow on the particular qualities of Richmond, Virginia. While you are doing that – the entire rest of our country is invisible to you; it does not exist. There are millions of acres, millions of trees, millions of people, countless roads, countless points of interest….Vast landscapes that change with every mile…..various cultures, various ideas, various goings on – many of which are entirely foreign to your experience……
This is the condition most folks find themselves in day in – day out…Limited….Constrained by their own mind – their own focus – their own lack of awareness….This sort of activity births intolerance, blind appeals toward authority (government/religion), it creates divide, separation, uncertainty, insecurity, fear. It does not bring US together.
There is so much more out there – it should excite the very spark that makes your heart beat and your lungs swell….. The work is hard, exciting and worthwhile… One individual at a time is what it will take – no protest – no revolution – no government hand out….Just you, me, and the others – becoming what we know we can be…..