We often limit ourselves to fewer options than we really have.
We look at things through a “black or white” lens.
This or that.
All or nothing.
With or against.
A or B.
We do this with politics.
We do this with diets.
We do this with spirituality.
In nearly every aspect of life, we put ideas into “boxes”.
Often assuming mutual exclusivity.
One box or the other.
No crossover or intermingling of ideas.
We then assume that we have to choose one of those boxes.
Give ourselves a clean, clear label.
Identify with specific words and terms.
In an effort to describe our worldview.
In doing so, though, we close ourselves off to so many possibilities.
We often completely reject one idea simply because we’re drawn more toward another.
We don’t entertain the possibility that both ideas are valid.
That perhaps we can see truth in both.
Or that perhaps those aren’t even our only options.
That maybe, just maybe, we’re selling ourselves short.
Do you ever feel like you have to choose between two opposing ideas?
Struggling to figure out which one best “fits” you?
If so, you’re probably selling yourself short.
You don’t have to pick a side.
Vegan or carnivore.
Republican or Democrat.
Religious or atheist.
You can find a middle ground.
You can seek out other options.
You can pull ideas from all perspectives.
Pick and choose to create your own worldview.
Think for yourself.
Let yourself explore all ideas.
Free from labels, teams, and boxes.
Free from limitations.
Free from judgment.
You’ve got this.