[Photo courtesy of Wink]
Do you feel that life has you chained down? Do you long to free yourself from the chains of your obligations, your job, your mortgage, your career, your relationship?
Sometimes we feel so bound up, that we’ve got to get away. We dream of an island of peace and calm.
There are times when we must listen to these feelings, and make real changes in our lives. Not many of us have made our decisions completely based on the deepest yearnings of our hearts. To follow your heart, some corrections to your course may be needed, and this may involve tough choices.
At the same time, whenever we ponder our lives, especially the parts of our lives that really aggravate us, there is a very helpful exercise I would bring to your attention:
Try to see the good in the bad, and the bad in the good.
Life is complex. What seems like poison at the time may prove to be exactly the medicine we needed.
If you feel tied down, consider the ways in which your obligations and responsibilities are also grounding, creating a space on this earth where you are needed. What binds us also connects us. And, as in the case of the image above, the chain that binds you can also be very beautiful.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share a comment here.
Yours in the One Heart,
P.S. Learn more about Puran and Susanna’s upcoming summer retreat, July 27-August 1, at a beautiful, historic retreat center in upstate New York which used to be a Shaker Village.
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