Doors come in a large variety of shapes and sizes and materials. There are closet doors, garage doors, entry doors, pet doors, barn doors, bedroom doors, and even office doors. Doors can be made from wood, like oak, or made from steel or plastic or from Masonite or even on some rare occasions, stone.
But for as many kinds of doors as there are in the world, they all have a singular defining purpose. They restrict movement.
Now that’s not to say, doors aren’t useful, you would certainly want to have your car doors closed when you are driving on the freeway, if you want your cat to be able to come and go from your home without you needing to open the door all the time, it’s a pretty good idea to have a pet door. And if you want to have a bit of privacy to meditate or say your affirmations, then being able to close the door to your bedroom or study is a really nice thing.
But those are temporary restrictions. And when you get to your destination, you open the door to get out of your car, the cat is happy to go out in the morning and when you are done meditating you can open the door to your room and be filled with peace. Doors are very useful in those instances.
Are You The Boss?
At workplaces doors are a big deal. If you are the boss, a lot of times you have an office which has a door on it. If you are not the boss, many times you have to work in the middle of an open room with a lot of other people. Having a door you can close when you want is perceived as a symbol of power. Not having a door is perceived as not having control.
The authentic nature of the Universe is flow. The idea that energy is always moving, that movement is important to flow of life in our hearts. By nature, our bodies are always in constant motion. Even when we are sitting still, our hearts are pumping to circulate the blood through out our bodies, our lungs are moving drawing air in and out, and our nerves are sending tiny impulses of electricity coursing through our entire bodies. Life is all about movement.
But We Love Doors
But we have this thing with doors. Almost like a love affair. Doors are symbolic in a couple of ways in our world. Being closed, they are all about who is in charge. Being open means free movement.
When its time for a bit of privacy, closing the door is a good idea. But because we associate the idea of power with who gets to close the door, we often develop this auxiliary idea that having a door closed is better than having it open. So if we want power in our lives we close. The door, our hearts, our minds.
And the idea of the nature of the Universe being flow, gets left behind.
Making the idea of a closed door as being symbolic of power means leaving the other half of a door’s power unused. The truth is, it is not the closed door that gives the power; and actually, it isn’t even the open door. It’s the idea that you have control over what you do with your door that brings true power to your life.
Now for sure here, we are not talking about the door to your office in particular, we are talking about the door to your mind or your heart or your soul. The door that you have control over to let in great new ideas or keep them out. To welcome in new emotions or keep yourself walled off from the world. To invite the lightness of the Universe to fill you from in the inside or to keep yourself dark and heavy.
That’s what real power is, the ability to choose.
We all know that we are in charge of our own lives; we are basically the boss who has an office with a door on it. And because we are the boss, we can create our own open door policy on our internal office. We can keep the door open for new ideas, and for new thoughts to enter our lives, and when we want to think about those new ideas or reflect on them n private, we can close the door to our office.
It’s actually a really simple idea and it can work very well in your life. Sometimes the door is open, allowing the free flow of ideas and feelings into your heart and mind. And sometimes it’s closed, and that lets us ponder those ideas and feelings so that we can decide if we want to make them be a permanent part of our lives.
How cool is that to be in charge of ourselves.
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