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.  – Kurt Vonnegut
  • 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?
At some point you grew up and became an adult.  Now, you reflect and remember how as a child you didn’t have the heavy burdens you now have. It is so funny how you spend your entire childhood wanting to be an adult.  Then as an adults you miss the freedoms of childhood.  What rules you had as child were so simple.  When you were young you used your imagination to be creative, instead of worrying about a million things that might happen and will 99% of the time never happen in reality.
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.  –  Jill Botte Taylor
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.

You can’t be that courageous self that lives your life purpose if you are coloring inside the lines. You need to live your life from the inside out, listening to the soft voice of intuition. To own who you are with no regrets or apologies.

Coming from authenticity allows your inner wisdom to shine out and sets you free from conforming to the rules. It hands you the courage to erase the lines, and let the colors spill out off the page.  When you color outside the lines you give yourself permission to make a bigger picture – a much bigger picture.

When you make the picture bigger, you can even use the whole box of crayons – all of the colors, not just the primary ones.  Go ahead and buy the colored paper clips and throw out the conforming silver ones.

 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

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.

I am a Crayon Breaker
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

I am married with 4 grown children who are all married and currently have 14 grandchildren and two great granddaughters. I work fulltime as a Director at Bank of America and I am the founder of, which is a website and Facebook page dedicated to personal transformation and growth. We all have life's lemons show up in our life, this website helps us to make them into lemonade.