Setting Limits

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, September 12, 2009 Under: Articles

I happen to be reading "Wheels of Life" by Anodea Judith.  It's an amazing book about the chakra system.  If you're not familiar with chakras, a basic definition is that chakras connect your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.  The theory is that all these bodies affect each other.  For example, when you have a happy thought, your body feels happy. 


While I was reading this book, one of the concepts that was mentioned is in order to get things done, you must accept limitations.   The quote is as follows - "Limitation is an essential creative principle.  If we didn't limit our activities, we would accomplish nothing....Far from being negative, limitation creates a container that allows energy to build and gel into substance.  To manifest, we must be willing to accept limitation.  (Page 69)"


This is different than what we're used to hearing.  Usually, we hear that we can do it all.  "Just use better time management!" or "Here's how to organize yourself!"


Not that those ideas aren't helpful but sometimes, there really isn't enough time in the day.  You just can't do it all.   Sometimes, you have to make certain things a priority and just focus on that.

For example, say you wanted to write a book.  You probably couldn't write a book, take a class and run a book club - in addition to work and family life - if you want to write a quality book that you get published in a certain amount of time.  All these activities split your time from your main goal, which is your writing.


You have to give some focus to what you're trying to manifest.  Of course, work, family and friends are important but see if you're splitting yourself in too many ways.  What do you want to accomplish?   There could be things that you have to put on hold for a little while to manifest what you want.


The more dedication you give your goal, the stronger your work will get.  It will take time but you'll see that your goal will manifest into reality and then you can move on to other things.

While we all don't like limitations, setting some boundaries on your time and activities so you can reach your goals will help you create the life you want.

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