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Free, Indeed

Free IndeedThe big spiritual lesson in these current times, I believe, is the recognition of our subjective consciousness and the practice of redirecting negative thinking. Problems in life do us in less frequently than we think. On the other hand, our thoughts about problems do us in all the time.  But here is the thing: our thoughts are 100% malleable. We have the power to choose what we think.

I know this is not news to most spiritual students.  We all know it. Yet the power of negative thinking is so insidious and pervasive, we need constant reminders to snap us awake.

“You shall be free indeed
when your days are not
without a care nor your nights
without a want and a grief,
but rather when these things
girdle your life and yet 
you rise above them
naked and unbound.”

– Kahlil Gibran