Living in the Gray Areas – Day 86 of 365 Days to a Better You

Gray is the most vibrant color.

We continue talking about dealing with the unknown today by talking about our discomfort with it. Most of our political, religious, and economic systems produce dogmas that attempt to paint this universe as black and white. Nothing could be further from the truth.

As we’ve talked about the past couple of days, we inherently live in a realm of unknowns. Even most of our supposed “knowns” are built on a whole host of unverifiable assumptions. Yet, we persist in this desire to separate reality into black and white.

The gray area is not only our profound reality, if we’re honest. It’s also the most vibrant color available to us. Now I know we usually think of gray as a drab color. However, in terms of living in the divide between black and white dogmas, gray is where all the vibrancy of life lives. It’s where miracles happen and possibilities emerge that simply are not available to us in a black and white mindset.

Some may see the gray areas of life as a danger zone of immorality or a lack ethics. That’s how we often discuss gray areas in our popular discourse. It’s true. That’s a risk in the gray areas of life. Yet, all that is transformative lives there too.

Black and white thinking forever keeps us stuck in our same mindsets with our same problems and our same outcomes.

If you choose to make something better of yourself or your world, you’ll have to become comfortable living in the gray area and seeing it as the only field of pure potentiality available to you. You’ll have to lose your discomfort with it or live pinned to the limitations of black and white.

It may seem frightening to let go of your supposed black and white safety zone. Martin Luther King, Jr. offered some good advice.

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

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Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.

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