by Zen Gardner
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” – Albert Camus
That quote pretty much sums it up, at least on one level. What’s fundamentally dystopic is that humanity petitions others for their freedom, as if it’s something to be granted by someone else in a position of authority over them. Not only is that counter intuitive at a very deep level, but it reinforces the very paradigm from which they are trying to escape.
It’s very much like putting the cart before the horse – and then the horse complains about it and asks those who did it to change the situation. There may be a time to straighten out a misunderstanding and stupid mistake by pointing out the obvious in a particular situation, but ultimately it’s up to the bridled human to have some “horse sense” and just say no to the situation and be its true independent self and not cooperate with being yoked into bondage and just break free from the bridle and reins…and dump the saddle as well.
That metaphor doesn’t fully describe this phenomenon, but we all get “yoked” into situations in our lives as its built into the very nature of the matrix. Anything from compromising personal relationships with friends, family and loved ones to employment or imposed legal restrictions. This is no small thing we’re encountering here in this earth-human experience. The question remains – how do we deal with these challenges on both a micro and the much more profound macro spiritual level?
It’s well worth it! 😉