You are Not a Formula
You, the life you are, cannot truly live inside the confines of a formula.
Formulas can help us understand why things are the way they are. A formula takes something and breaks it down into its component pieces, so that we can understand how a number of independent parts come together to create an outcome.
Yet, any formula that becomes a lifestyle will limit Life.
Life becomes formulaic not fluid.
It’s true, a recipe for bread is a formula but there are many variables that can affect a loaf. In making a loaf of bread, the oven, altitude, ingredients, human attention and more affect the outcome. In truth, no two loaves of bread are alike.
We searched Personal growth formulas on google and it spit out over two million references. That’s quite a few formulas to learn and grow by.
Formula’s like The Enneagram or Human Design can have great value in terms of assisting someone’s personal growth. However, if one frames their perception of themselves or others exclusively, constantly through one of those lenses, they and everyone around them will become stuck inside a frame missing the wholeness of life.
It is critically important to know when to drop a formula and be present to what is. Sometimes applying a formula to a circumstance takes away from what is really going on. We can become blinded by formula and miss the powerful truth unfolding itself in front of us or within us.
We like to apply formulas to life and we think the formula is life. The formula is dead. It’s only meant as a tool for understanding, not to live by.
Formulas for personal growth were always designed as stepping stones to take us from one state of being toward another. If we keep living in the same formula of perception, we will create a repeat pattern of life resulting in frustration maintaining the presence of old wounds.
So, we invite you have some fun with these questions-
- How many formulas are you living by?
- Are they serving you?
- Is it time to surrender your formulas and trust the un-formulaic miraculous within you to create your life.
We’d love to hear from you. Please share below.
David and Susan