Art by Lance Bifoss
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.”
The hard truth is that we have free will, but most of us do not or cannot employ it. In some places in the world, free will is stifled by cultural norms, religious dogma, or oppressive governments. In other places, people become slaves of unconscious habit. How often do you spend wrapped up in depression over the past or anxiety regarding the future? Most do not even realize that they operate this way on a normal basis. Only you can free yourself from an oppressive mind. The key, as always, is presence. Embrace the eternal present and liberation will follow.
Wishing you a mentally expansive Saturday.
By Terence Stone
Chief Editor and Founder of Urban Spiritual, I’m a classically trained singer and actor living in New York City, who has performed in the U.S. and Europe. I’m also a writer, traveller, meditator, arts-lover, and well-being enthusiast.