False Limitations

I came across this curious door in the middle of a beach in Malindi, a small town on Kenya’s northern coast.

I would look at it each day and wonder why it was built. What was its purpose, this door to nowhere? As I have come back to this photo and thought about that little door that sat in front of a big ocean, I tend to think that it could be representative of so much more.
How often are we held back by false limitations? A door that in reality isn’t the entry point to the waves and the beach beyond is exactly that.

Yet why does one feel constrained? As if the only path to the wonderful world of ocean, beach, beauty, horizon, limitless opportunity is through the door?  When in clear reality all the door is, is a frame and not the sole entry point.

How many times have you and I been trapped by our false limitations, imposed by an unreality defined by our own State of Mind?

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19 comments

  1. Striking photo. Makes me want to get out to the world’s hinterlands so I can see this kind of thing. Cool that you’re doing this now!

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    1. Grazie ~ I’m currently in your lovely country so watch for some beautiful tales out of northern Italy soon!

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      1. We’re Americans and live outside of New York. But, you’re right, in many ways Italy is our country!

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      2. Oops! Sorry for the assumptions based on the blog name but I’m sure there is a story there…;). I’ll have to check out your About page. For a NY story see https://safarigirlblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/bloomin-orchids/ !

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  2. It’s a beautiful photo ! Your description of that door is really nice 🙂

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    1. Thank you !

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  3. I like your take on this challenge 🙂 Lovely shot too.

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    1. Many thanks Tiny

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  4. Good question! Too often sadly is the answer. But I am trying to be more free-spirited and adventurous as I get older! Time’s running out!

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    1. I’ll agree that times is moving…but it’s never too late. Your decision has been made. Good on you !

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  5. did you go through this door????

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    1. Touché! After a couple of days I confess I did … Curiosity and all 🙂

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      1. Good for you!! I would have a hard time resisting, having raised my kids on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe!

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      2. Hahaha! Love it… I WISH I landed in Narnia …

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  6. Great picture and great entry for WPC- state of mind!

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    1. Thank you!

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  7. A door is a metaphor. Depending on which side you are approaching it from, it could be: “Welcome home my poor tired child”, or “Welcome to the land of limitless opportunities”.
    The choice is yours.
    Ankojoe

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    1. And there lies the conundrum! Thank you.

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