Doors are gateways, literally and metaphorically. Every day we pass through dozens of doors. We open doors, we close doors. We unlock doors, we lock doors.
Specifically, we open and close doors by the doorknobs. It is the doorknobs that control how and when doors are opened. A Buddhist lesson encourages us first to find our doorknobs and then determine if your doorknob is on the inside or the outside. If your doorknobs are on the outside you are subject to information from the outside crashing in on you. If your doorknobs are on the inside, you control the flow. You are able to turn the incoming information on and off accordingly.
One could argue that living overwired we have surrendered control of our doorknobs. Things flow into our homes, our offices, our lives, and our personal time that we do not control: voluminous e-mails, texts, phone calls from colleagues, late night documents to review, after-hours conference calls, the list goes on and on.
Understanding where your doorknob is located is the key to controlling the energy around you. It is your life and your doorknob. You can take control if you choose.
So ask yourself:
- Where is my doorknob?
- Is it on the inside, where you can control the flow?
- Or is it on the outside, where everyone else is in control of what comes at you and how you spend your time?
Once you understand where your doorknob is located, and who is controlling it, you can start to rewire for wellness.