I love to make up rules about how things should be or how they ought to be done.
I make up rules about what I can and cannot do, have, be, or deserve.
I make up rules that hold me back and keep me “safe”…neatly tucked into my comfy little safety zone while my FREE SPIRIT slowly dies!
I give authority to so-called experts and make up rules about living the way that they tell me to…because if I don’t they might call me a failure.
I make up rules that will make me feel better when I do fail.
And then it occurred to me, “Hey wait a minute, I’M the boss of ME!”
I AM the rules committee of my life.
I decide what I want, what I will do, and how I will do it.
I am my OWN authority when it comes to my next move. There is no one to ask, what, how, why, or for permission. AND I have the POWER to authorize any rule changes as OFTEN as I’d like.
I KNOW what is best for me, even when it feels as though I don’t. By simply quieting the silly rule-making voices (whether they are mine or someone else’s) and deeply listening to my heart, I’ll find the answer waiting there for me…if I am patient.
I can make decisions based on what brings me joy and supports the essence of my being, passionately following my bliss.
My invitation to you:
What rules have you made up that get in your way?
How could you take back your power?
Silly rules from around the world
Apparently, I’m not the only one who makes up silly rules to live by. I found these rules that became laws to share with you just for a giggle.
In London, it is illegal for a City cab to carry rabid dogs or corpses.
In Washington, pretending to have wealthy parents is illegal.
In 1837, Egypt banned male belly dancing as it caused mass rioting.
In Minnesota It’s illegal to tease a skunk.
In Arkansas Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.
In Victoria Australia after mid day on Sunday, it’s illegal to wear pink hot pants.
In New York Citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.
In Providence, RI, it is illegal to wear transparent clothing.
And also from Rhode Island, my personal favorite, Any marriage where either of the parties is an idiot or lunatic is null and void.
Have a fabulous day!