I was speaking with a Buddhist Priest this morning about the prisons of our minds; how, we understandably and obsessively allow our minds to become imprisoned in the group think of our culture and of our geographic state. Freud even named it.
Our minds are wonderful things.
If they are free.
But if our minds are not free, they become tools of image makers.
This is not mysticism, this is public relations.
The Priest, who is a Bodhisattva, at least I think he is, then said,
But what is sad is that most people do not know that they are in a prison.
I responded that the bars of our prisons are just wide enough
for us to look out and see unobstructed.
And perhaps even feel free.
And the bars themselves make for very nice hand grips.
Tonight, at dinner, another friend said she felt she was in a prison.
I asked, "Is it your own or is it imposed?"
At first, she thought it might be imposed.
Then, she admitted that the prison was of her own making.
I told her of the bars and of the words of the Priest.
With a truly free mind,
You can extricate yourself from this group think.
We can create new horizons and new potentials
that go beyond the view of the incarcerated mind.
All we need to do is walk out of the prison.
The media world that we view from the comfort of our home
is a total fiction of shaped story telling.
Our minds are confined by this story telling.
Free your mind of flags and false issues.
First, back away a little and see the bars.
Then, let go of these archaic mind forms.
Then calmly walk out without anger or pretention.
And be of free mind.