This is not a post advocating Scottish Nationalism …. Its about inner freedom. Perhaps something even more elusive!
I’ve read that when our inner nature is truly free, we find within ourselves a wealth of treasure: love, joy and peace of mind. We aren’t thrown off by the highs and lows of life, or the stock market! We find freedom in our middle ground.
Albert Einstein explains it so clearly:
“A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe’; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison.”
Einstein was raised by secular Jewish parents and described himself as agnostic. He believed in the connectivity of the universe and a higher consciousness but not in a personal god.
What he is expressing comes from science, yet resonates with the teachings of Jesus, Buddha and other faiths.
We are all on our path up the same mountain towards enlightenment where we find freedom, peace and a sense of oneness … What really matters is finding the path that feels right for each of us, being open to what unfolds and not judging the ways of others.
Yes, too many of us have been scarred by the judgmental attitude of mainstream religion. I finally found freedom in my own personal journey by shaking off religious dogma and taking my own path. I’m not knocking religion. It just wasn’t my cup of tea, and it took me a long time to realize that I didn’t have to “fit in” as I thought.
Thank you for sharing – I hear you! Val x