Looking back at all the people who thought I was crazy, I realized they all had a couple things in common. Their fixed views and limited beliefs. If I told them I could hold my arm over steam about a couple inches away without being burned, they’d laugh and say “No you can’t” in a condescending manner. If I told them I don’t wear a coat in the winter and I stand there for thirty minutes to an hour typically they’d say the same thing. After they witness it, they start to scramble and try to make sense of it all trying to defend their fixed and limited views and their rigid belief systems. I’d hear them say “it’s the power of the mind”, but why didn’t they didn’t offer that view before they refused the idea? How quickly they change their tune after they witness it? The more rigid the stick, the more harshly it snaps. Why not be pliable and soft and bend so that you experience more directions that you’re swaying in? It seems better than the one straight rigid view experiencing nothing more. This pattern repeats every time and it is quite humorous. At every point of my progress, I’ve heard these things. If I listened to them, where would I be now? Stuck in the same old box they stuffed me in going nowhere. Keep in mind that having a healthy amount of skepticism is good. I think this quote is great.
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true. The other is to refuse to accept what is true.” – Soren Kierkegaard
I’ll try to continue to challenge belief systems, so that the naysayers will eventually see how their rigid thoughts are leading them into a boring fixed box that they are living in. Why not imagine, create, flow, invent! Look at everything we haven’t done or haven’t tried to see differently. Get out there! Dream like you were a child again, discover and expand!