Have you ever heard anyone say to you redefine yourself What did they mean? The concept of redefinition is an important starting place for my discussions with you, as having the right definitions of common concepts will play a huge role in how you understand the material on this site.
Our society has defined pretty much everything for us, and as a community or culture, we understand what is meant when we hear a word or a term used. And if we don’t? Well, most of us will consult something called a “dictionary” which is full of definitions for us to abide by.
However, in order to start seeing reality in a new way and start seeing yourself in a new way to make new choices and changes in your life, you first have to understand that most of the terms our society has defined for us do not serve us any better than most of the other rules and ideas they have set out for us. Don’t get me wrong, I am not against traffic signs and similar basic safety regulations, however, most of us are limited as human beings specifically due to the limited definitions our society places upon words and concepts for us. What is worse, is that we are all expected to agree upon and share similar views about the set definitions in order to be considered “normal”. Going outside of the status quo or questioning things in new ways is often met with disdain and even hostility, which defeats and blocks the purpose of growth and expansion.
So the big question that we should all be asking ourselves is: “What is normal?” After all, time and time again, it has been proven that normal is greatly subjective and dependent on the time and space we live in. Many things that were normal in the past are no longer normal today, and likewise, things that are seemingly normal today will not be in the future. So as you can see these few ideas alone need a much longer and more in-depth explanation to be used in the most effective of ways.
Therefore, one of the most important things any of us can do in our own lives is to consciously consider the definitions we live by and how they dictate the choices we make. What most of us consider as “normal” is nothing more than a limitation of the human mind, body, and spirit and a great deviation away from personal truths and needs. Like children, we do not all grow at the same rate and we definitely do not all see things the same way at the same time. Why should some of us get held back because others are not ready?
The key to living a meaningful life is to expand our understanding of the most important concepts that define our lives; not limit them! Next, we need to practice humility and not assume that everyone understands things just like us and should, therefore, make choices that make us comfortable. You need to live your life in accordance with your truth and allow others to live their lives in accordance with their truths. To impose our will and ideas on others is not just unfair and childish but morally wrong. With nearly 8 billion people on Earth from various parts, backgrounds, cultures, and upbringings it would be arrogant to assume that the same definitions can work for all of us.
It is essential to keep in mind here, too, that words are very, very limited. There is only so much that can be conveyed via spoken language, and even that depends on the richness of your vocabulary. This is where feelings and emotions tell us much more than any words ever could. But since we live in a reality currently that is very immature when it comes to sharing and expressing emotions to convey messages effectively, we still need to use our words as best as we can.
That is why it is so important to consciously consider everything, question previously held concepts, and re-define things as we most see fit. As long as we live based on the ideas and limitations of others, we miss the potential of who we are, why we are here, and what we came here to do. Seek to live in a state that is expanded not limited, seek to be uplifted not belittled, and seek to question not assume. The more we can look at each person, situation, and concept brand new, the more we are open to new possibilities and transformations that expand our consciousness.