Being a lit candle in life is difficult because it means that first we must burn. Before we can influence change we usually have to become that change in visible ways.
Otherwise our mental warehouse often locks us into ruts described by Bob Blue in a song below. Blue describes the pressures to comply in broken systems and tired traditions.
What broken routine in your life could use a mental reboot?
When Helen Keller said, Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all, she could have been speaking to leaning needs she face without help from schools she approached.
Sometimes we have to go it alone to break loose of chaotic routines and to catch a glimpse of possibilities beyond everyday problems. We may have to move beyond the comfort that traps us in our storehouses.
To live beyond ruts, I like to consider opposing views on hot topics, in a way that I begin to controversial issues from an opponent’s eyes. It’s rarely easy to do, yet we’ve done this as a nation on issues of marriage, parenting, workplace wellness and other vital issues.