Don’t Be A Slave To Your Own Perception

We are born believing that anything is possible.  As we grow we are taught rules and given boundaries.  We start out believing the world is a  giant place with endless possibilities, but are then told the world is small, harsh, overpopulated, and we can only go so far in life.

Do you remember the first time you reached up and tried to touch the moon?  You did so fully believing it was possible.  You hadn’t been told how far away it was.  All you knew is that it was there in front of you so you tried to reach it.  Once told how far away the moon is most of us step back and never attempt to reach it again.  Yet there are people who actually have touched the moon.  They didn’t let the distance get in their way.  They didn’t let the obstacles get in their way.  They kept reaching and fighting until they tore through the binding chains of limitations and touched the very thing that was supposed to be impossible to reach.

We bind ourselves down with our own created limitations.  We stop believing that we can achieve what we desire because of these limitations and rules that we have been taught.  Unlearn these things.  Open your eyes and see the world as we did when we first entered into it.

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17 responses to “Don’t Be A Slave To Your Own Perception

  1. Well said.
    It is a good to be reminded to look at the world through the eyes of a child. Remember when everything was possible. See the world as endless in possibilities instead of walled up in limitations.

    Definitely well said.

  2. Did you mean to say “Don’t ME a slave? Or don’t BE a slave?” Thought I’d ask just in case you wanted to fix it.

  3. What happened, Taurean? Suddenly you’ve gone up to another writing plane, and it’s very good. So often people say, “Oh, it’s good to know your limitations.”
    No. We’re all in cages made of our perceived limitations.
    Good one.

  4. I noticed the title typo, too. 😉

    I love the image of a small child’s wonderment at reaching up to grab the moon. Oh, what we used to image was possible as children… Lovely post about trying to find our lost innocence.

  5. Nice post! And so appropriate for this moment in my life actually. Thanks for the reminder to keep on reaching. 🙂

  6. thebookstudy

    Words to live by! Thanks for the visit.

  7. What a refreshing perspective! Thanks for the pick-me-up!

  8. Wonderful post. Definitely words to live by. These things are important to remember. We should always reach for the stars.

    Thanks for this! 🙂

  9. You’ve been given the versatile blogger award, yay! Here, also have some more information: http://conversingwithnovels.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/another-award-i-cant-believe-it/

  10. Agreed. Why should we limit ourselves?? In all honesty, people that perpetuate the lie that we can not accomplish our dreams are usually just people who are bitter because they gave up on their dreams. Well, as far as I’m concerned, the sky is no longer the limit because the sky is too low…

  11. Reblogged this on Elizabeth Yalian and commented:
    This is a great perspective to have. As a writer, I sometimes need the reminder.

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