Desperately trying to shift down to an easier gear as you bike up a steep gravel hill, only to realize that you are already on the easiest gear. Boundary.
Unrequited love, unanswered letters, rejection. Boundary.
A flight delay on a really important business trip. Boundary.
Confines lead to creation. Limitation breeds resilience to continue the grind or move on to the next. An informed boundary can beget informed freedom.
You can’t go to an easier gear. You can’t make someone love you. You can’t make the plane take-off on time.
But you can choose to push harder, reassess relationships and practice patience.
There is a good fortune in realizing that life is not without boundaries, and seeing the possibilities that can arise when brushing up against a hard line.