For more than a decade now, we’ve all heard the cliche’, “Think outside the box.” For some reason or another, I never really connected with it. Even after hearing it a thousand times; and, even after earning a “thinking outside the box” award in my workplace. Lily Tomlin, the world-famous actress/commedianne, once said, “The trouble with being in the rat race is, even if you win, you’re still a rat!” And, maybe that’s what led me to discover that the trouble with thinking outside the box is, even when you do, you’re still in a box! Who wants to be in a box?
I want to challenge you to, “Think Outside the Circle.” Yes; the circle. It’s the “spheretual” alternative to thinking outside the box. You see, another word for circle, is sphere. So, thinking outside the circle means you are thinking, “spheretually.” And, another word for the word spheretually is, “spiritually.”
More than 20 years ago, medical science discovered that thinking spiritually contributes to the speed and likelihood of total patient recovery. Health conditions drastically change for the better. Even for patients with terminal illnesses. It is believed that thinking outside of the circle, or thinking spiritually, gave the patients access to an omnipotent Source of healing–their Creator.
In Colossians 3: verses 1 and 2, we are advised to set our hearts and mind on the things which are above the earth; and not on the things from the earth. Why above? Because, according to the Bible, that’s where God is seated. And, that is who, our spirit is connected to. Thinking outside the circle gives us immediate access to the highest source of inspiration, motivation and power.
Some people have said: “I have to be me. I do my own thinking!” In essence, they’ve said, I choose not to think outside the circle; I choose not to consult with the most trusted, Advisor. And, many of them now stand in a long line, three times a day … just to eat their meals.
When we exclusively rely on our own thinking, we lose our equilibrium. Our equilibrium is the spirit within us. It keeps us balanced. And, as most of us know, when we lose our balance, we are prone to fall.
Think outside of the circle, and spend the rest of your days … on top of the world!