Are you hitting a brick wall in your life? It could be in your personal life, your professional life or your business life, but chances are there is something that keeps you from moving forward.
But what is that thing? Doesn’t it seem like you work and work to get through a barrier, but no matter how hard you try, it just seems impossible to accomplish?
I think we have all been there and it is a tough place to be.
What Causes Us To Be Unable To Accomplish Something?
This is a hard question to answer. Most of the answers you come up with may not make sense from certain angles. In fact, as human beings we have difficulties answering the tougher questions on life.
I suspect it has something to do with the fact that we just plain don’t know that much. This seems to hold true both personally and for society as a whole.
We Have Limitations
For example, imagine yourself and where you are sitting right at this very moment. Are you aware of what is happening in a house 2 blocks over from where you live? I give this example to illustrate the limit of our abilities to perceive or know much of anything. It’s very interesting to contemplate, isn’t it?
You can take this example further too. There are over 7 billion people in the world currently, yet we, as individuals, only know a few of them in comparison. Even if you are the most friendly and outgoing person in the world, how many friends can you really keep track of? (even if you do have Facebook).
These limitations are very real. We have a limited range of awareness that we just can’t seem to go beyond.
Another case in point. Let’s take the human sense of vision. We know that our brains and nervous system allocate a tremendous amount of resources to vision. Yet, there is a wide spectrum of light that our eyes do not even see.
The same is true for sound waves. We can only hear within a certain range of frequencies. Yet, we know that there are tons of sound waves that the human ear doesn’t detect. Isn’t that interesting?
It’s kind of like we are tuned in to a certain channel. Our ability to perceive exists on a limited spectrum. But what happens when you change the channel? Is there another completely different experience happening there?
I hope I have established that we have rather serious limitations as human beings.
Limitations on Perceptions Naturally Limits Are Ability To Think As Well As Our Options In Life.
Since our sensory input is so limited, the amount of knowledge that we have access is similarly limited. With less data, a computer can make less calculations and arrive at fewer conclusions. Similarly, the human brain, due to it’s limited sensory input and ability to process ‘data’, is limited in what options it has. When you think about it like that, it kind of explains why we have not advanced very far as the human race, doesn’t it?
Our limited access to real, direct information, also causes us to be confused. With limited information, we simply cannot reach beyond the brick walls that come up with life. If you had more information, or enough information, you could probably find your way around or over those brick walls.
We are also limited by our resources. Some people have more money than others, that is a concrete example. Some people have a better ability to reason and arrive at ‘logical’ answers, although still limited by the severe restriction on information, than others – that is a non-tangible example. There are many similar examples. If you spend a little bit of time thinking about it, you will definitely find many similar points.
We are so small. When you think about this planet we are on and the size and distance of the other planets, the space is enormous. Yet, your still thinking within the solar system. What about the distance between this one and the next one? They say there are something like 3 billion Galaxies in this Universe. We really are small, aren’t we?
So What Do You Do To Overcome Limitations?
The only think you can do is try looking at things from a different perspective. You can try out as many different perspectives as you can imagine. But ultimately, that brick wall may or may not be surmountable. We are, after all, only human?
There are bigger worlds or realms than we have on this planet. Yet, we spend most of our time thinking only about our own problems on this world. We never spend much time thinking about what else is going on out there.
Have you exhausted all the possibilities that cause you to run into a brick wall?
Keep on trying. While you are at, read the book Zhuan Falun, it may help to open up your mind to a broader realm of thinking than you previously thought possible. Get a free copy at falundafa.org
PS: You can comment below if you have anything you would like to add.