Everyone has a belief system, even if it’s shunning what they identify as belief systems.
You hear the term limitless in a lot of popular literature these days. Human potential movement gurus, and well, really the whole lot of that type. Even in more conventional psychology material. It has become quite a buzzword. So what does it mean to you?
Limitless, I think, is when you don’t see boundaries or you make your own boundaries. You don’t let others make limits for you.
It reminds me of the push for a transcendental reality in argument with the scientific materialism worldview.
The word “limit” stems from an old Latin word. It was the name for a road between fields. We generalize sometimes much too much. Some people take the concept of being limitless as being formless, as loss of self awareness or self will. A sort of all consuming agape that would invalidate all their personal concerns. Much effort is made to foster this in some circles, and it gets people how far?
Embracing the infinite? Oh, that is the concept they pay lip service too. That is for certain.
If you don’t know when you have reached the limit, how will you know when to turn around and seed the next row? You raise a valid point. Limits have their value. They serve a purpose, but their value is also limited. What does it mean to transcend a thing? What would it be to transcend a state of being?
Test the limits or go right over them. That would be part of it, yes.
To rise above? Or break out? What event in life are you immune to? What possible occurrence in this life excludes you in any certain way?
We have limits. There is the experience of being limited beings. We talk about it all the time. What is it we are actually talking about?
When you are dying there is a point when you can not come back to the previous state, right? That is true to the extent that the previous state never actually existed. So you were never there in the first place.
To limit anything or to be limited is to confine it to a certain context and hopefully that context is useful to explore specific ideas or actions. Context. What would it mean for something to be out of context?
When something appears that is out of context, the whole model has to be readjusted for it to allow it to fit in. Ah, modeling. We have a limit. One limit. It’s universal for all people.
The edge of the model? Yes. The limit we have is that we function as observers. We live as the entity that has experiences and perceives things to change and pass in time.
I often coloured outside of the lines on purpose. It feels good. It does and it’s a good practice if done with clear intention. Otherwise, your rebellion is actually just coloring inside some imaginary lines instead. This is why coloring outside the lines seems to have meaning.
Rebellion against someone else’s limit provocation? Indeed. That is in itself a limit. Not one I care for myself.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.