The way we see and interpret our life through culture and society, means we set our own limitations and that’s what we continue to do.
The environment, what is expected of us, how we’re expected to live can make us somewhat narrow-minded and daily that is exactly how we continue to live. By having rules that we are expected to live by, we automatically create boundaries for ourselves.
It is those boundaries that narrow our view of the world and the environment in which we live. Not only do those boundaries narrow our view, but they also limit our course of action and options that we could have taken. The sad reality is that most of us will waste a lifetime living with self-inflicting limitations, until such a time we wake up.
Some of us wake up far too late to do anything about it, others never wake up at all and instead continue to unconsciously blame and think their limitations are other people’s issues. My limitations weren’t so much self-inflicted, but inflicted on me through others on how they saw and wanted me to live my life.
If we’re prepared to dip our toes or take the blinkers off, we will see more of how we should live, as opposed to how we live. How we got to that place isn’t something we can change, but we can change where we go from here.
It’s often only when we look back, or hit rock bottom that we begin to see patterns emerging of how limited our perceptions are and that sometimes brings change.