It's okay to be creative, the authorities tell us, but don't be too creative. Above all, our lives need to make rational sense. Analyze. Think. Conform to an already existing model. Beware innovation. Don't trust your intuition. Look outside yourself for the answers to your problems.
If you must take risks, take only calculated ones, we are told. Which is to say, don't actually risk. Whatever you do, stay safe! Protect yourself. Protect your loved ones. Think of everything that can go wrong! If you're not sure something's going to work, for Pete's sake don't even try!
This way of living is so restrictive that just writing those words gave me a headache!
The problem with the conventional way of thinking is that it keeps us anchored in stagnation and fear. After all, if we're looking for safety and protection, we must be protecting ourselves from something, no? If we're not in fear, then there's nothing to protect or defend and the notion of safety has no validity.
The more we focus on what can go wrong, the "heavier" we become and the denser become our energies. Then it becomes more and more difficult to experience joy, to create, eventually even to move. Our protections become our prisons.
What if tonight were our last night on earth?
How would it feel to know that we may not have created much or had a lot of experiences, but at least we've lived a "safe" life?
Honestly, is that even living?
Personally, I'd rather fly!
And if I'm going to fly, I need to be light.
So, I need to lighten my load.
I'm going to start by throwing stuff overboard.
And safety will be the first thing that goes!
Now the door is open for spontaneity, creativity and expansion.
So what if I skin my knees? At least my experience will be exhilarating!
So, let's take a chance!
Let's take some risks!
Let's step out of the box, step off the cliff.
What is there to lose?
What's the worse that can happen?
Maybe I'll crash and burn!
Yes, that's true
But so what?
Then I'll create a beautiful blaze...
And what's wrong with that?