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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