adjective \kən-ˈvench-nəl, –ˈven(t)-shə-nəl\
1. Based on or in accordance with general agreement, use, or practice; customary: conventional symbols; a conventional form of address.
2. Conforming to established practice or accepted standards; traditional: a conventional church wedding.
a. Devoted to or bound by conventions to the point of artificiality; ceremonious.
b. Unimaginative; conformist:
Do any of the above definitions even sound like something we can use as a definition our lives? There is a time and place for conventional things. But, your life? Re: to 3(a): “Devoted to or bound by conventions to the point of artificiality”, that just sounds sooo much like living in a box. Doing anything artificially is certainly not true to you, your soul, or your purpose. We have all heard, ‘there isn’t a single person in the world like you, you are special’. There never has been and never will be anyone like you. Does conventional fall into those perimeters of being a one of a kind? I know, I have listened to fairy tails as a child to watching tv/movies as an adult of ‘perfect’ relationships. I have drawn up in my head of what I feel is how I should be/live. With these ideas that ‘bind’ us, we tend to not be able to see what is outside of the box…geez….being 3(b): unimaginative; conformist. The thought of being unimaginative is like living in black and white to me. Makes me seize up.
Detaching from the outcome has been a different lesson for me to adhere to, but, the more I do it, the more it has become part of my thought process. Which is kind of like a reverse process. Because whatever we create in our heads is NOT the way it was created to be. So. Detach! 🙂 We have all heard, ‘oh, well that didn’t happened the way I planned….’, well, guess what….it was never supposed to happen the way you had it in your head. No need to get disappointed, because you just created a ‘false’ outcome. Embrace being different, embrace things not happening the way you hoped it to be, detach from living in a box of ideas that do not mean anything to you in this life time. Keep the fairy tails to Disney.
Love is not conventional. No one should be denied of love, how they feel, or living the an unconventional way. I have never thought of myself as conventional anything, and, yes, sometimes my ego reels me into thinking, ‘I shouldn’t do that because what would others think…’, I can’t believe that I sometimes battle with what other people think. I’ve never cared too much…maybe I really do a little more than I think. Bottom line, you live one sweet life, do not let standards, conformity, others thoughts, conversations dictate what you truly feel inside. If it feels good, that is your soul telling you YES!!!
Spirit is Easy, Ego is Hard. Go Easy! 🙂
People will ALWAYS chatter, but…as Bonnie Raitt sang….Let’s give’em something to talk about…
How about LOVE?!? 🙂
BigUnconventionalLove to all of you!!!
Ps: I do not buy conventional paper towels 😉