You ever have to say to someone, “Why are you being SO difficult?!?!” Perhaps not, but I know we've all thought it at one time or another! 🙂 Your efforts can be exhausting having to work with someone that you clash with or someone with who you seem to be at such opposing ends. Especially if you are under the impression you are working towards the same goal, tasks have been clearly defined to complete that goal, and yet when it comes time to go to work, you feel like an alien for expecting those tasks to be completed.
Now, before we go off the deep end here, this isn't a “my way or the highway” speech, but rather a look into how living beings, yes that includes us, fancy humans, are actually living structures that seek to organize into set systems, rhythms, and patterns that are best for the whole. But, as the video below mentions, we must never forget how utterly important randomness is to adaptability and growth. Without “room to move” away from the norm, there leaves little to no room for exploration and creativity, which is vital for living structures to expand into even better, more advanced, and complex (yet better organized) systems.
Video Source: ScienceandNonduality
Our bodies are excellent examples of this with it divided into various systems that are responsible for carrying out certain functions for the body to keep it going for optimal health. We have the nervous, endocrine and immune systems to name a few and each has smaller, organized structures within them as well, which have smaller structures, which have smaller structures, and well you get the picture.
All of these systems are what they are and have remained so because they already do a kick-ass job at what they're meant to do. But you bet your bottom dollar that on a cellular level, the “lower-level admins” as the speaker in the video, Neil Theise calls those in the structures who “stray from the norm”, are those little rebel geniuses who actually pave the way for those genetic mutations responsible for adaptation changes in species.
As he talks about those lines of ants we often see around picnics that might look like straight lines with all little soldiers following in a row, if we stop and look closer there are always a few off the line, exploring the area, and often catching a crumb or two to take back home for the group. Regardless, it's those little guys who are actually providing the creative juices needed for that family of ants to adapt and grow collectively into the best group they can be.
So, next time you come across someone who might not want to stick to the plan or play by the rules, listen to what they have to say. If you know it's not coming from ego, laziness, or well, just a need to be difficult and power play, then seriously, hear what they have to say because often then not, those with ideas outside the box will often lead you to places where you no longer even remember what being constrained to thinking within a box was like. And trust me, like the proverbial genie in a bottle, once you get out, you won't want back in.
Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer, and a Conservative voice in social media activism & awareness. She is an avid lover of all things Quantum Physics and Spirituality.
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