Breaking the Box

Every child has to learn to fit into a family system and the prevailing culture. Over the first 2 years or so its abundant energy and free spirit will get restricted and it will increasingly identify with the person it is becoming.

We learn to accept an apparent outer reality that has to be managed. Surviving life becomes our main occupation with the inherent and always present fear of loss/death. Fear, time and mind become an inseparable unity driving our suffering.

Obviously we are far more than we were allowed to become. When our intuition and heart start stirring and questioning a life so entirely run by mind, the old and collectively accepted paradigm is challenged and the construct of what we have learnt to believe who we are, starts breaking.

Just the mere fact that you are reading this, suggests that you have stopped in your track. It has dawned on you there is nowhere to go. Your mind may still be racing and your body may still be holding old habitual tensions, but you have started recognising that who we are cannot possibly be threatened or affected by the world.

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase 'each other', doesn't make any sense." (RUMI)