If the bird of our soul is caged, it cannot fly. Set your Self free.

//If the bird of our soul is caged, it cannot fly. Set your Self free.

If the bird of our soul is caged, it cannot fly. Set your Self free.

It really doesn’t matter what “something” hems us in, be it horrendous circumstances or misguided goodness. If the bird of our soul is caged then it cannot fly. Often, long after the captors of our spirit are gone, we hobble along like the ladies of ancient China on their tiny bound feet. We have embraced our own crippled nature as if, in its familiarity, it is who we really are. The tether, long since severed in the physical, continues to bind us emotionally. The result is we transfer the power of the captors of our spirit onto other external “authority.”

That could continue to be our parents: “Forget being a musician—get a proper job.” Our teachers: “You’ll never be a painter if you don’t paint this way.” Our religion: “You’ll never get to heaven if you do that.” Our lovers: “You sound so lame when you sing!” So we cut …

From the book Exhilarated Life: Happiness Ever After (Page 52)

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Marilyn Harding is the author of "Exhilarated Life - Discovering Inner Happiness" and "Yesterday at Justin's". Contributor to The Huffington Post, U.S. and Greece, and Thrive Global. Marilyn and her mate Athan presently live in Greece on the Island of Aegina, with roots in Canada. Devoted to the life path of personal mastery, Marilyn lives in the spirit of holism and conducts her life with the goal to augment vibrant and open hearted access to living a superlative life in creativity, wellness, spirituality, productivity, and accountability as citizens of the world no matter what our role.

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