Don’t Just Color Within The Lines – Draw New Lines And Make New Colors

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To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.  So do it.[su_spacer]
  – Kurt Vonnegut[su_spacer]
Do you remember when you were little and you felt free to experiment? When you didn’t comprehend failure? How you lived in the moment, and it was enough to just be? Before you were made to conform and color inside the lines?  Can you remember when you could see things that other people didn’t see?[su_spacer]
No one ever discovered anything new by coloring inside the lines.[su_spacer]
  – Thomas Vasquez[su_spacer]
At some point we grow up and become adults.  Then we spend time remembering how as children we didn’t worry about everything. It is so funny how we spend our entire childhood wanting to be adults.  Then as adults we miss the freedoms of childhood.  What rules we had as children were so simple.  When we were young we used our imagination to be creative, instead of worrying about a million things that will never happen.[su_spacer]
To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind, amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life.[su_spacer]
  –  Jill Botte Taylor[su_spacer]
These two boys are in a state of bliss. Chaos will appear when mom finds them – lol. I can remember scrubbing my own children trying to get the markers off their faces and telling them over and over, you only draw on paper. I remember telling them to color within the lines.  I remember creating all of these rules to keep them contained.  Because I thought that would keep them safe.[su_spacer]

You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.

  – Dr. Steve Maraboli[su_spacer]
We can’t be that courageous self that lives our life purpose if we are coloring inside the lines. We need to live our life from the inside out, listening to the soft voice of intuition. To own who we are with no regrets or apologies. Coming from authenticity allows our inner wisdom to shine out and set us free from conforming to the rules. It hands us the courage to erase the lines, and let the colors spill out off the page.  When we color outside the lines we give ourselves permission to make a bigger picture – a much bigger picture.  When we make the picture bigger, we can even use the whole box of crayons – all of the colors, not just the primary ones.[su_spacer]

Her life improved dramatically, when she decided to break the rules and find beauty where she’d been told there was none.

  – Ashlin Nawel Habes[su_spacer]
So break the rules that says the grass must be green, and the sky blue with a yellow sun and white clouds. Go outside the lines and color something that has never been seen before. Find beauty where they said there was none, outside the lines. Live out loud in the possibilities.  Imagine a world where you can be weird and strange and everyone loves it.  Make your life a masterpiece.[su_spacer]
Color outside the lines.  Let yourself daydream.  Agree with your imagination, and laugh at all the rules.[su_spacer]
  – Unknown
I am a Crayon Breaker[su_spacer]
I see things differently.               I see things as resources.
I think things differently.                I see unlimited possibilities.
I feel things differently.              I generate endless ideas.
I do things differently.           I strive to be creative.
I believe things differently.   I do things creatively.
I smell things differently.    I do creative things.
I sense things differently.          I do what I do creatively.
I taste things differently..                     I promote creativity in friends.
I experience things differently.               I promote creativity in my family.


Sheryl Silbaugh
Sheryl Silbaugh
SHERYL Silbaugh is a writer, speaker, and transformational coach. She is a Director at Bank of America. She is the founder of created to inspire people to transform grief into gold. In April 2010, Sheryl suffered the loss of her nephew, who was randomly killed by a gang member. The idea of LemonadeMakers came from her grief. She experienced firsthand the creative power of transformation. She started a small Facebook presence that has grown from 500 followers in July 2015 to over 47,300 in March 2017. She demonstrates how to take life’s lemons and make lemonade. She is a skilled guide for those experiencing transition or loss. When we let go of what no longer serves us, and open ourselves to our soul’s calling, we uncover the treasures of our experience and can let the rest blow away on the winds of healing. She aims to support people to create transformation in every area of their lives. She provides insights on how to collaborate together to manifest their dreams in The LemonadeMakers Club. She teaches how to explore our inner and outer world to see what needs to be transformed. She is gifted in her ability to see patterns in human behavior and asks just the right questions to start unlocking the doors to your life purpose and the unique personal genius that we all have. Her book, “Timeless Treasures” will be published the summer of 2017, a collection of over 90 essays on transformation.

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