Religion does not mean what you think it means.

The word religion comes from the Latin word Religare, which means “to bind”

so a being belonging to any religion is in effect bonded by it, and that by the

way also includes those that are atheists by choice, they too are bound by their

belief in no God, as say the Christian is bound by his belief in God, both are

bound up! Who will untie them? Religion is as inherent to life, as humidity is

to water, we all seem to have a very real need to believe in something, even if

it just is ourselves. In times now past (well almost) a gentleman would say “my

word is my bond” he was bound by his word of honour, and would sooner die

than betray that trust. He would be trusted, because he gave his word. Oh how

times have changed. Any belief is really something that binds you, ties you up,

sometimes in knots! The whole planet is full of religion, and all those practising

it are bound by it, that is the way it is here on this speck of dust called Earth.

Those that have addictions to whatever it is from porn to pop corn and everything

in between are all religious in the sense of the ‘root meaning ‘of the word which

is to bind, the world has seven billion bounded people, who will untie them all?

Those that have no addictions! Are there any? Are you one dear reader? What is

the difference between an addiction and a habit? Who has no habits? Perhaps a

defrocked monk might qualify! It has been said of old, and is written in the book

of life, that any belief is by its very nature binding, to become unbounded is to

untangle the ragged cloth that has worn deep wounds within your psyche over

ages long past, we need to rip of this filthy rag that has caused us so much pain

and heart ache, and toss it into the flaming furnace of experiences gathered and

finally understood. We need to leave the binding, suffocating, illusionary focus of

believing, and move toward the freedom of un-bound-less-ness that comes with the

move into knowing rather than believing. Believing is a future-tense-word, and that’s

where it will forever stay with you in the future, you will have zilch today, unless it

is in the NOW it will never arrive, if you lived a thousand years and just kept believing

you would Never Know your GOD, because knowing always exists within the eternal

now. We need to look within ourselves, and begin the journey of knowing yourself

and as you do you will automatically unbind yourself from the tangles of ignorance.

Look within, take up yoga or meditation , cut that filthy cord that binds ,and set yourself

free. May the grace of knowing manifest in your life.

Warmest regards Michael.

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Published by michaelneilkirkpatrick

I have been meditating for over forty five years and now being retired and a young 75 year young man, spend some of my time sharing my many experiences and insights into the WAY through my many blogs I have shared over five thousand blogs over the years, and am now sharing on this platform here I am always available to chat or answer questions. Thank you for reading this.

2 thoughts on “Religion does not mean what you think it means.

  1. We are prisoners of our own minds. It is as though evolution has gone awry by allowing our minds to overpower our experiences. Time to break the binds of our minds.


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