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You Are Confined Only by the Walls You Build Yourself - Andrew Murphy

You Are Confined Only by the Walls You Build Yourself – Andrew Murphy

In a small room we convince ourselves that is all we are deserving of. Inside of those four walls, we make ourselves comfortable, and create a world limited to what we have built around us. We look out of the window from time to time, admiring those who built no walls around them. They walk freely, they run freely, they love freely, without any walls stopping their pace.

In our admiration we wonder, “How can I be like them?”– Not realizing the window we are looking out of, is in the room with the four walls WE ourselves have built. We built those walls with our insecurities, our fears, our self-proclaimed inadequacies. We built those walls with lack of faith, external validation seeking, and failed expectations. We built those walls to protect a broken heart, to hide our true selves, and to avoid being defined by society. Brick by brick, higher and higher. And so, we live within our creation. Limited to our four walls.

Fortunately for us, bricks made of insecurities, fears, and all of those other destructive adopted ideas, are weak. They can be punched out and destroyed by believing in ourselves, incorporating faith, and practicing self-love. Every day, punch a brick out. Let the fresh air in and invite the sun to play. One by one, the bricks will fall and soon we will join those walking freely, running freely, and loving freely.

You Are Confined Only by the Walls You Build Yourself – Andrew Murphy
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About Lily Daub

Lily Daub - I am a freelance writer and dedicate myself to being a student of life. I am passionate about learning, sharing, and being witness to other's learning and sharing. I believe in the collective spirit and improving this world through compassion and love. Besides contributing to The Seeds 4 Life, I also write on my personal page 10lewrites.wordpress.com
  • Now I understand what I should be doing…This blog help me a lot in my everyday life,I am an introvert and the only friends i prefer were mostly characters in novels. Now I wanted to be like the others and break down the walls. Thank You.

  • Love the imagery of punching out the bricks in the walls we’ve built around ourselves. Thanks for sharing!

  • True in all sense lily. A knapsack of hope and a good advice never hurts. Thanks for doing it so well!

  • What profound words of wisdom!

    This can be applied to so many things. In weight training, we often say that the mind gives up before the body does because it believes that it can’t do something, but it simply isn’t true.

    When we expand our mental horizons and start “punching out bricks,” we expand in all areas of our lives.

    Bravo. Great article.

  • Love this

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    Wow, so true. I know several people, including myself(at times) who seek external validation. It is so destructive and self-limiting and so many of us aren’t even aware we are doing it. For me, focusing on awareness helped me realize how often I sought validation from others. Once I became aware that I was doing this, I worked on breaking free from it. It is very liberating and a new, more confident me surfaced.

  • A Plus Attitude

    True with running as well

  • “As a man thinks so is he.” A summation of the post. This post reminds us that the brick walls are those things you indicated. When we release ourselves to be who we are, experiences and all, we can be free. The freedom comes at cost though just like those brick walls. The cost of taking a risk as opposed to not taking a risk. The cost of being who you and accepting yourself as opposed to closing yourself off from really living. How much are we willing to pay in order to be free. Freedom is not really free because we have to make a choice.

  • Invite the sun to play.. what a wonderful image πŸ˜‰

  • I agree with the idea of creating our reality and taking personal responsibility. When we don’t we unfortunately add a brick every day.
    All the best
    Moshe

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  • Wonderful thoughts.

  • What a sobering view of what the “comfort zone” REALLY looks like on the inside. Not very comfortable!

  • Thank you for sharing this. Very inspirational

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  • Love this! Re-blogged x

  • Love your style. We seem to have a little in common in our thoughts and writing. I’m following you and look forward to reading more!

  • This was a really beautiful post: simple and elegant. It reminded me of a less dark (and I mean MUCH less dark) version of the Pink Floyd album, “The Wall”. Thanks for sharing!

  • i totally love this… (Fortunately for us, bricks made of insecurities, fears, and all of those other destructive adopted ideas, are weak. They can be punched out and destroyed by believing in ourselves, incorporating faith, and practicing self-love.) Self-love is the 1st love.. if you don’t love yourself, no one will love you..

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