The first few times when I started hiking, I had this paradigm that I had to walk between the rocks–sort of like hopscotch–then I realized that I could walk on them.
For a long time, I had heard about how thinking within the box constrains our thought processes and innovation.
It was interesting for me to see this in action just by the way I initially viewed a basic skill like hiking.
The paradigms we use to view the world alter what we think and do, and only when we break out of the proverbial box we are in, can we really see and be open to other ways of being and doing things.
You can walk between the rocks or you can climb over them–whatever works best for you–just be open to seeing things in many different ways.
No one way is necessarily better than another–they are just different and each useful in their own time and place. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)