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The Free Soul

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
~ Virginia Woolf

“Dare to think for yourself.”
~ Voltaire

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”
~ Jim Morrison

“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”
~ Erin Hanson


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Let Go of Judgment

“Imagine living your life without fear of being judged by others. You no longer rule your behavior according to what others think about you. You are no longer responsible for anyone’s opinion. You have no need to control anyone, and no one controls you, either.” ~ Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements

Judgment of others leads to a need to control others. “You must think, say, and do as I do, or you are not acceptable!” 

The bigger point may be, “If you do not think, say, or do as I do, I fear that I am not acceptable or have made a wrong choice.” When we become secure in ourselves, we release the need to judge and control others. Think of how much precious energy we all expend on this type of behavior, to one degree or another!  What a waste…

Letting go of judgment is one of the most expansive things we can do for ourselves and others.


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Buddha Wisdom

Some people have trouble believing in their own wisdom, therefore they do not question anything around them. “Why should I question? There are experts out there who will tell me what to do.” The ability to question and to apply one’s own critical thinking to any situation is not a sign of weakness, but rather it demonstrates maturity.

How did following the crowd in anything become synonymous with strength? I suppose there is strength in numbers, so therein lies the crux. Following the crowd is easy and feels like the safe thing to do. It requires considerable inner strength to develop and maintain one’s own convictions, particularly when they fly in the face of the crowd.

There are those who talk about “love and light” as if that is the solution to all problems. Love and light are important, yes, but that is only part of the equation. Part of living  your own light is having discernment and the ability to say no to that which wields darkness.


More inspirational Gautama Buddha quotes:

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

“Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”

“Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.”

“Greater still is the truth of our connectedness.”


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Castles in the Air

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

We need more dreaming as an antidote to the reality that is being thrust upon us. The people who are glued to their phones and mainstream news 24/7 are living someone else’s version of what life should be here on planet Earth. How could it be otherwise? What room do they have in their minds for autonomous thought? Our global society is being reshaped before our eyes, and phones coupled with mainstream media are a big tool for the programming.

Let’s go from dystopian to utopian, just for a moment. What are the higher principles that you would like to see more of right now? More love? More respect? More integrity? Higher principles are the foundation of any good society. If society is crumbling, it is because the foundation is rotting.

We need to start over with new and creative dreams, and from them build a new foundation for a new way of being. Where would you start?


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Nature’s Inventions

People have become mesmerized by the idea of computer intelligence. Are we really so tired of ourselves that we would consider interfacing with technology to make humans more “perfect”? We have immense intrinsic potential that has not yet been explored. Leonardo da Vinci saw the pure perfection of nature, something that had been created by an intelligence greater than his own, but of course of which he was a fractal, as are we all.

Nature is both orderly and chaotic in its miracles of creation. Let’s NOT become more cold and robotic, so that we can figure out logically how to overcome and tame nature, and hence stray farther from who we are in the process.

But rather, let us feel the miracle we already are as part of nature, and our own wildness and infinite potential, so that our human consciousness may expand in a way that is naturally already there, just waiting to bloom.


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