Are You Following Rules?
One of my favorite books is The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani. I believe one of the most valuable suggestions he makes is the need to QUESTION EVERYTHING, and to learn to distinguish the difference between RULES and BRULES (Bullshit Rules).
What is the difference?
· Water is wet = Rule
· Air is necessary for humans to survive = Rule
· Gravity exists = Rule
· You can’t be spiritual and rich = Brule
· You have to meditate in a certain way or posture = Brule
· Getting Angry is bad = Brule
The list of brules could easily go on forever. After reading Vishen’s book I spent a day taking a close look at all of the things we tend to believe are rules when in fact they are brules. I was astounded at how many fall into the latter category. If you want to have some fun, try the experiment yourself. Then……………start to question everything!