Get out of your Box
What does your box look like? Sure, you look puzzled for it seems like a silly question to ask.
Really....I beg to differ. We are all in a box of some kind; either of our making or someone else's. As kids, some were placed in a box that said "you're worthless", and they have continued to stay in that box, thinking of themselves as unworthy, and never daring to step out and discover that they are actually "worthy". I once knew a young lady who was totally convinced that she was clumsy. She had just had an accident and injured her arm, and her confirmation came from the fact that her Manager was always saying so to her, so she actually believed it.
Paris Hilton, on the other hand had to have been in a box labelled, "you're a princess", for she sure does act that way, and does it a sight better than royalty itself. Lady Gaga's box must have said "attention getter" or maybe it just looked like a GIANT shoe or an elephant or anything that steals the spotlight. By now, you're getting the picture....those boxes are all about the labels we put on ourselves or that others have put on us.
Now don't get me wrong, for not all labels are bad. The ones that say "you're beautiful", "you're smart", "you're the next Top Model", will propel us to greater heights, but those that cause kids to bow their head in shame, to lose their self confidence and to have low self esteem, are detrimental to our youth and by extension to our communities.
So again I ask, 'what does your box look like?". What is that label that is printed on your back?" Does it call the greatest good within you or does it cause you to ridicule others, to become the office gossip queen or king in order to feel valued.
Bullying has become a grave problem in many schools, and research shows that many bullies also have low self esteem. Imagine what boxes, these kids have been placed in. They are those ripped boxes, badly damaged, labelled 'loser" or "dangerous".
So if your box does not look like one you would love to receive or to keep, I invite you to step out of the box and step into your life. Take a look around, see what road you want to take and start the journey....the journey to freedom, and reaching your full potential.