Every day, we have to decide if we’re going to follow or break the rules society puts up for us. When we decide to follow the rules, it kind of limits our opportunity to grow. Society’s rules are often lame. Just think as an example about the health rules put out by bogus scientists paid by XYZ industries or worse, the government’s health rules. Huge industries have the massive marketing power to fool you into thinking that eating their products full of sugar and chemicals is healthy for you. You know I’m not making this up, and it’s the same lies that are perpetuated for so many other areas of lives.
Whether it be my health, money, relationship, or career, I do my own research and experimentation. There are risks involved with that because I have to treat myself as a guinea pig, but I found it’s the only way to get the results I’m after. The growth I experience from choosing my own path is amazing. Settling in for average is so boring, and by following society’s rules, that’s where I would fall.
I like to stop and think about the rules I’ve inherited from my parents, my friends, my teachers, and the collective on the internet. I question whether these rules feel purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful to me. If not, why follow that rule?
Fear has been a big obstacle for me to overcome. And really, when I think about fear, it always comes down to something I imagine, something my Ego is afraid of. The only way I found to get out of this kind of fear is to observe it, challenge it, and release it.
P.S.: I’m not encouraging anyone to break the LAW. I’m talking about conventional wisdom and rules that won’t lead anyone to jail if they break them.