How do you learn your limits? Through trial and experience right? How do you learn what risks to take and which ones could destroy you? Through trail and experience right? Life is a tricky game.
I used to identify solely with addictive patterns and mental illness's but as my life experience grew I learned that everyone has an ailment that needs treatment, it is the human condition to walk this planet. Pain. We all must experience pain... it is the human experience.
We have gotten so good at masking our pain, avoiding it and running from it entirely. What happens when you stop and face it, when you actually touch the center of it? How far are you willing to go to get to the heart of your pain? Why would you even want to go there in the first place??
Know your limits. That's what I teach in my addictions' programs, how to learn your limits and stay within them. Boundaries and why they are important to keep.
Recently I broke my own boundaries. I asked myself instantly if it was a good risk. My feelings were terrible all the way through, suggesting that it was a poor risk. Sometimes poor risks pay off in other ways and other times you do not feel the boomerang of them right away providing a false sense of freedom from the action.
Every experience is a lesson in limits. What you can and cannot handle, what you want and do not want in your life. Do we always know whats best for us? Why does our intuition speak so loudly against what is supposedly best for us at times then? Who decides what is right for us in the first place, culture or intuition?
If you have a beleif and are of sound mind then you should turn out okay correct? Whats if you have a beleif and you are not of sound mind? Who can tell you if your mind is sound or not? How do you learn the truth of your beleifs if you are not expereincing your limits?
Beliefs change as risks are taken and boundaries are broken. Nobody loves when their beloved beliefs are challenged, let alone by there own making. This is where the power is though..... that moment when you realize an old belief is falling away and the new one rising up is in your full control to mold anyway you see fit....
Ask yourself.... what is it that YOU want? What limits are you willing to push to get it and what boundaries will you put up to maintain it. Is it breaking any previous boundaries already set in place? What are you willing to experience?
If you know your limits you can confidently walk along side any belief to get to the destination you set out for yourself.