Every single thought we have is tainted by some sort of belief system we have adopted around it, particularly thoughts about ourselves, our value and our capabilities. We see things through a lens particular to us; our experiences, our hurts, our victories and our failures. We take our lives and we live it according to the thoughts, beliefs, feelings, habits and patterns that we are used to. That feel comfortable to us.
Maybe they are inherited culturally. Maybe we get them from society. From family. A teacher, a relative, a caregiver, a neighbour. Role models, rock stars, celebrities; people we look up to. Every single person we have interactions with leaves an imprint. It could be just a trace, or it could be something much larger that we hold on to, carry with us for the long term.
But how can we create something brand new if we can only perceive what is possible through our narrow lens? What if we were to take a really good long look at the lens itself and see if we have perhaps outgrown it?
What if we realized we were looking through someone else’s lens this whole time?
What if we didn’t even need a lens?
Then what would be possible?
There are new beginnings coming, that is no surprise. The new year is within reach. A brand new year to play with, to create with, to dream into being.
But how will you create it? What will hold you back from creating something more amazing than you have ever created before?
What could you release so that you could do things in a completely new way?
Take some time to think outside the box. Dream a whole lot bigger than you usually do.
Refuse to look through that old lens.
A happy new year 2023