Fictional Story about Mohini the White Tiger: Several years ago a rare white Tiger was given to the Washington D.C. National zoo. This marvelous creature was placed in a 12 x 12 foot cage. For years, the tiger paced in the same pattern within the cage, entrenching a pattern worn in the grass. Years later, funds were raised to build the tiger a better environ. Acreage was built and cultivated to mimic his native terrain. The big day came, and they released the Tiger into his new area. However, even though the cage was removed and the tiger now had the freedom to roam a much larger, more natural area, the tiger remained in the same area, pacing the same path, as if the cage was still there. He never ventured out.
I wonder. How many us are pacing the same 12 x 12 foot cage even when freedom presents itself, and we do not even know it!?
This video discusses some strategies for moving past your past. Past experiences can influence our perspectives and responses. Once we become aware of them we can begin to change our responses. One way of becoming aware is by defining which level of vision from which you are operating. There are three Levels of Vision -
Level of Experience
Level of Knowledge
Level of Innovation (or Potentials)
By becoming aware of which level we are navigating and seeing the world, we can strive to step out of that level and move to the next one, freeing ourselves from our past experiences and present responses built on those experiences.
Most of us build our "now" on our past. If we can break out of that and see new possibilities, new responses, then we become free from the limitations we place on ourselves from our past.
See I am doing a new thing Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?