That which is familiar – our patterns, perspectives, personalities – is based on what we know, what we’ve learned, what we’ve been entrenched in. It’s the water we swim in. It is so well known to us that we often don’t see it.
The word familiar comes from the Latin, familia: ‘household servants, household, family’; from famulu, ‘servant.’
We are servants to the familiar. We are servants to the limited views and ways of living that we bought into as true, as what is, as the way things are, as the only way to be and do.
We are servants when we cling to the familiarity of our comfort zone.
We are servants when we make our comfort more important than our growth.
We are servants when we remain on autopilot and re-create Groundhog’s Day in our own lives day after day.
We are servants – until we choose not to be.
We are servants – until we realize there are other possibilities beyond the old patterns.
We are servants – until we step out of the bath of familiarity and choose something different.
We are servants – until we are willing to be uncomfortable with making different choices and forging different pathways beyond the familiar terrain.
We are servants – until we choose to become the Masters of our own realities.
The choice is ours. The choice is yours. Which will you choose: to be a servant to the familiar limitations or a Master of possibilities?