Megan’s Core Rule for Living a Limitless Life
Yesterday I was clever
So I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise
So I am changing myself. ~ Rumi
I have a few rules I try to live by. Rules about how I decide what to say or not say to others. Rules about who and how I want to be in the world. Rules about how I make decisions and how I use my time. But I have one rule, one rule that I have adopted through experience as the Core Rule for Living a Limitless Life. This is my rule.
I Can’t Change Anyone but Me.
And the corollary to this rule (the good news) is this:
I Can Always Choose How I am Going to Behave/Believe/Be in Any Situation.
I can’t change your mind, but I can change mine. I can’t change how you choose to behave (and I don’t have the right to try, never mind the right to try and make the earning of my love a whip with which I attempt to exact that change), but I can choose whether I’ll stay, what I’ll say, and what I’ll do in response.
I have no say over you, but I can always make a different choice for me. Always.
This is both our greatest limitation and our most unlimited super power.
You may be thinking you know this. You’ve heard this. I’m not exactly revolutionary. But it’s not the knowing or hearing that’s revolutionary – it’s the application. Because I don’t just know this Truth, I try to live by it. (Try, we’re all imperfect, especially me.)
Everyday I try to ask myself: Who do I want to be today? Who do I want to be?
There is no more important, no more powerful, no more life changing question that you can ask yourself than this.
Who do you want to be in the world today?
Because, there’s no one you can change but you. But if each of us is slowly, slowly, slowly working – day by day – on becoming the Who we want to be and see in the world then it is inevitable that the whole world will change. That is the deepest truth and the scariest depth. The power of Ourselves.
You are the only person you can change, do you know who you want that change to birth into the world?
Let’s create a little more of that today.