There’s nothing great about average and where has status quo got you? In the doldrums of the dead sea of waiting.
Waiting until you are fully inspired. Waiting until something changes or happens or goes away.
Status quo is this made-up illusion that most of society buys into. It says what you have is enough, you don’t want to be greedy do you? Enjoy what you have, others don’t have even that much. It says, stay and work towards benefits. It says, who do you think you are?
What is status quo anyway? I have been working with the title statement since I took a training last week and bumped up against it. Thanks Kelly Jo Murphy for the inspiration.) Webster defines status quo as simply what is, the current situation.
Hmmm, what’s wrong with what is? Nothing, especially if you’ve read my recent articles about Acceptance and Allowing, but living in status quo will change nothing.
We are spiritual beings living in a human condition; one that is ever evolving. We are either always moving towards more love and life and expansion or we are contracting, shrinking and ultimately dying.
George Bernard Shaw once said, “We don’t stop playing because we get old; we get old because we stop playing.”
We are ever evolving, growing and changing and if we aren’t then we begin the dying process. Think about it in your life, in the small ways. If not the ultimate death of your body, there are many ways to be dying. In your work, if you aren’t excited and learning and doing new things, you might get bored or discouraged. In relationships; if they aren’t kept fresh they go stagnant. Think of the dead sea – it’s dead because there is no fresh water coming in; there is no release of the old that no longer serves.
So, what about average? Is average good enough? Really? Sometimes enough is enough and average is ok, but in the things that mean most to you is average enough? No, of course not. Dream big – it keeps the juices flowing! Go for your dreams – it keeps the energy moving in an expansive manner bringing all kinds of new opportunities!
I’m all for bucking the system; bucking the status quo not from a place of fighting what is, but instead with an energy awareness of growing and experiencing and expanding in my awareness and consciousness.
Buck the system, buck the status quo. Let go of what is in order to step into what would be greater! Sometimes you do have to let go of the good to allow the greater.
What can you buck today? Where can you let go of something good (or ok, or alright) to make room for something greater???
Today, I’m letting go of what I think I should be doing to build my business, in order to do the things that I love! Like writing, and leading Open Heart Meditations! Things like connecting with new friends and taking walks.
Things like encouraging you to buck your status quo for your dream life!
I love you and I want only the best for you! Come on let’s do this thing!
In-Joy and With Ease,
Aliza Bloom Robinson
The Holistic Life Coach
Holistic & Natural Solutions for Health and Wellbeing