Free From Bondage

There is a person who insists that I should be occupied with right and wrong, expansion of justice and duties towards my parents and the world, towards good plans and intentions; that I should argue, prove, defend and promote my righteous beliefs with others.

Not so long ago I believed as she did. These days I see this world as a mirage, looking at it from a distance, it appears real but when I move close, it disappears. I now see that world to be a creation of her mind, of my mind. Many have similar attachments to mind, to their own particulars and beliefs, but the mind is by its very nature turned outwards. Instead of looking inside towards the source, it is fixated on looking outside and creating an illusory world.

I no longer see reality in that world. I now see reality where there is no world apart from the Self. Now knowing this reality, I can’t help but smile. All these responsibilities, all these duties are as unreal as this world. It is so good to know that I have no bondage. I am free. I am the ocean in which thoughts rise and fall. Her world is just a thought with no reality in it.

Author: Gord Clements

I find some satisfaction in the act of attempting to express my experience of life through painting, writing, language and other art forms. I have been painting for over thirty five years and combine my love of art with a meditative and contemplative way of life. I have an intuitive sense that true creativity is something that arises from beyond and through Qthe self that can be explored and shared through some form of expression although I always hope to open to the influence of that which is beyond my limited sense of self.

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