beginning of Freedom

“We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them.” Anais Nin

A photograph like a sculpture is a snapshot in time.  Some people are just like that fixed in time unwilling to change or to adapt to become who they really are. Others copy an image in an effort to be more like that image refusing their own image. The beginning of freedom is recognizing that the picture is dynamic and that it must change.

Change begins with a thought, the thought that change must begin.  The direction of change is in alignment with values, beliefs, strengths, abilities, desires, passions, and dreams which need to be cultivated and developed.

What change are you holding back on that will bring about freedom?

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2 responses to “beginning of Freedom

  1. Interesting that you use the analogy of the sculptor to get to freedom. This is used in Vedanta to dis – cover freedom. The sculptor sees a statue in a block of rock. He simply chips away at the outside till he dis- covers the statue. Through meditation and reflection, this is how we gain our true nature which is freedom.

  2. The other point of view is the object being sculpted – if we are that image we are transfixed in time and space. We need not be like the statues and objects that are frozen in time.

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