What does it mean when someone says, “Don’t be a square”? It means don’t live disconnected. Don’t crush your spirit, and extinguish your spontaneity.
Another popular saying: Think outside of the box. What box is this referring to? The box of social conformity. The box of fear.
So what is this connection to geometry that we’re perpetuating here? Nature does not come in straight lines and right angles. It comes in organic shapes, abstract configurations.
So being organic creations ourselves as humans, why are we always trying to put ourselves, the circles, into squares? Why do we perpetuate this linear, logical system?
Our perception of time moves in a straight line. Our ideal sequence of life achievements, go to school, get a job, get married follows a strict order. In school we’re told to walk in straight lines, strive for straight A’s, and do what the teacher tells us to.
Do you see how it all adds up? We’ve all been programmed to constantly square the circle. Generation after generation the same mentality has been enforced upon children to maintain order, and it’s not any particular individual’s fault, it’s our fault as a collective for allowing this cycle to continue.
So what is the solution? Stop following the rules. Stop living scared. The only rule that exists is the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. That’s it, everything else is merely a statute enforced by those who wish to continue perpetuating squaring the circle in order to stay in power.
Can you imagine if everyone just woke up and stopped this ridiculous charade of trying to look good, impress other people, and make a name for themselves?
How many times in movies have we seen the story of a man with all of the material luxuries, the quintessential life, throw it all away out of dissatisfaction?
How many times in our lives do we need to experience the lesson that money doesn’t buy happiness in order for us to finally say enough is enough, and do something about it?
This is what I’m talking about. How many times do we need to square the circle before we realize it’s unnatural, and detrimental to our well-being? We are organic beings, and nothing will ever change that. We have desires that should not be suppressed.
If you ask a kid the classic question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” what do they usually say? A pirate, ninja, astronaut, explorer, cowboy, superhero. All of the typical fantasy roles portrayed in stories, but if you ask an adult, what do they say? They answer the question according to their perception of what is realistic and acceptable.
No one grows up wanting to be an accountant, banker, or department store clerk, but this is what we do in order to survive. We settle for less, give up on our dreams, and square the circle like we’ve been taught.
Who cares what other people think. What is the worst that could happen? They misunderstand you? They step on your ego, the ego that doesn’t even exist in the first place? Stop living life according to what everyone else thinks, and start living according to what you want to be possible. Allow your imagination and intuition to guide you, not your conditioned identity.
As I’ve said before, all it takes is for each one of us to make the personal decision to choose love instead of fear. We must remember who we are, and never let go of the child inside of ourselves that will always exist no matter how adult we try to be.
If we want to break the cycle of conformity, we have to make the commitment, and stick to it no matter what. This is the service we came here to do, and it’s time we started doing it.