Embracing Freedom

The latest Namaste newsletter by the Chopra Center has a wonderful article on embracing freedom. It notes that some of the most amazing and significant stories are about people who journey from bondage and exile into freedom. I find this quite appropriate on the eve of the celebration of our nation's birthday.

The newsletter also contained this wonderful quote by Hafiz:

"We have not come here to take prisoners,
Or to confine our wondrous spirits
But to experience ever and ever more deeply
Our divine courage, freedom and light!"

We all yearn for freedom - it is part of our essential nature. As the article points out, ancient yogis recognized that the source of a lot of our bondage is due to our conditioned thoughts and responses - something that Eckhart Tolle's book - A New Earth - also recognized and examined in depth.

Freedom ultimately lies in the experience and full expression of the present moment. As we celebrate this July 4th, let us all be more deeply aware of the fact that freedom is not just a possibility - but it is a choice.

Read the full newsletter:
http://chopra.com/namaste/jul08

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