History. We primarily associate this idea with what has passed, our perspective on that information and experience, and ideally our mindsets and values relevant to that time.
In our personal stories, we regularly utilize aspects of what we remember about ourselves to inform who we are today. Countless conscious and unconscious programs operate during all of our waking hours, affecting our actions, reactions, and our autonomic systems. So the question is, how often do we check-in to evaluate and examine these limiting perspectives?
Individual and cultural identities are fascinating constructs — and though complex and organically adaptive, they are arguably limiting. However, in today’s world, we are in the process of evolving through the information age; ideologies and paradigms are exponentially disintegrating, exploding, expanding, being challenged, and being utterly exposed.
For an artist or creative, limitations are essential to the process. If we were all just amorphous blobs of could-be-anything, it’s likely our reality would simply collapse in on itself from the sheer pointlessness and aimlessness of existence… figuratively, at least.
We humans need these etheric and practical boundaries to keep healthfully exploring our extraordinary stories, diverse personalities, unique challenges and life perspectives. We also have to consider tradeoffs, and why and how we choose to spend our time.
Our ego helps to encapsulate the stuff of our minds and imaginations, distinguishing “me” from “you” and such, so be thankful we have all these derivations with which to journey forth. That being said, it’s our choice to remain tied to a particular storyline and specific timeline, based on precedence and established history.
We believe what we believe and we keep doing what we’re doing because that’s all we’ve practiced and proven to ourselves, repeatedly. Wouldn’t that suggest that we can be immediately instrumental in changing the narrative — one thought, action, realization, intent and heart-centered impulse at a time?
It’s worth a try, isn’t it?