Thomas Edison famously said, “There are no rules here. We’re trying to accomplish something.” Rules create boundaries, restrictions, limits on thinking and action. When the rules are dropped, possibilities open up, unforeseen potentials emerge, and new ideas spring forth.
More importantly than that though, is that when you live with no rules, you are forced to decide what you feel is right and appropriate in each situation — you must live from your heart, instead of from an externally-created set of guidelines.
And when you are in touch with your deepest heart-felt self, you will make choices based on what is best for you and for the others involved. Why? Because when you come from that deep center of your heart (your inner self), you are tapping into that place of oneness with all life, unity, the source of all things. From that space, you can’t help but make decisions that are for the good of all involved…it just comes naturally.
Clearly, not everyone is ready to live without rules — our prison system is filled with people who need guidelines for their behavior, for the very reason that they are not making decisions from their heart, but from other less-wise places. So this won’t apply to everyone.
But, if you are able to tap into that deep reservoir of love for humankind, love for self, love for nature, love for God, then you are capable of living without rules.
I’d like to suggest that you try it for a while — try letting go of all the “should’s”, all the boundaries that you’ve been trained to follow, and just see what happens. I think you’ll be surprised, and will feel an overwhelming sense of incredible freedom and joy, as you live from this place of deep love for all.
It feels good to be free! It feels good to open up to whatever invitations life is offering you, without limit, without thought — to simply respond from a place of love. Our society encourages us to “think outside of the box”, but I’m encouraging you to break down the box and throw it away, to live without walls, without limits.
And how exciting it is to think big, to think in new ways, to stretch our imaginations, to infinitely increase our possibilities! As Jeffrey Smith, the founder of the non-GMO movement, said recently, “Think Huge — Thinking Big is So Last Century.”
Live from your inspiration. Choose to live a life of loving service in whatever area or venue you feel called to. And do it without limits, without walls, without rules.
Be your soul in action.