Many people live dependant on various beliefs, this is neither good nor bad but is a limitation to a belief. We are all born free. We were made to believe many things owing to what we learned from childhood. We believe in certain things deeply which attracted us. This phenomenon is in general described as the law of attraction. Since what we believe gets attracted, we are tempted to hand over our freedom to a power.
Don't lose your freedom
If you believe in a God, religion, power or place of worship please continue to do so. Obtain all assistance possible, get help and make life easier. However ensure that you do not hand over your freedom totally. Getting help from a power is one thing, while freedom of your mind is another. You need not let go of the freedom of your mind to get help from a power. You can maintain your freedom and still continue to get assistance from a God, deity, power or place of worship.
Some seeds grow
Seeds fall off a tree and give rise to more trees. Some seeds don't grow while some grow to become small plants and die soon. Others grow into medium size trees. Occasionally they grow to be large trees that live over a hundred years. Similarly the human mind develops to varying degrees. Occasionally it develops to its full potential. Such minds are breathtaking, joy and bliss overflow and creative potential is abundant.
Initially we discover the existence of freedom of the mind and limitations dissolve. Some people experience this occasionally and accept total responsibility for what happens. Those who are burdened with life's problems may hand over responsibility to another person or power and would feel comfortable in doing so. A few who discover the wonder of total freedom dedicate their lives to be free. They accept responsibility of life and make use of the creativity that arises. They live illuminative lives.
Imagine eating an apple. Would you find the apple in your stomach the day after? If so, it has not digested and its nourishment has not got absorbed in your body. If the apple nourished you, it would remain an apple and would be part of your body. It would be indistinguishable from you. The need to repeat the past arises only when the past has not nourished you. Had it nourished you, you would not need to quote from it as it would have become part of you.
Once you realize this dependence ancient knowledge disappears. You appreciate ancient knowledge, allow it to nourish you, however you are careful not to hand over your freedom to ancient knowledge. The need to quote from ancient teachings then disappears and freedom to think dominates. Dependence of another's teachings for your salvation becomes meaningless and endless knowledge and wisdom flows from your mind.
Dr. Priyanga de Zoysa
Author - Teacher - Life coach