The first time I saw this picture on facebook: I was blown away. What an expression of liberating oneself from…., from what exactly? From some kind of casting mould it seems. The statue depicts a person who expresses a deeply felt connection with his higher purpose, He celebrates being an integral and indispensible part of the universe, ready to fully and unconditionally participate in the perpetual process of co-creation. Allowing himself to wonder, to enjoy life, to laugh, to love and to be free. Free and yet connected to everything else in the universe. An individual yet part of the collective wisdom and intuition of the universe. Free of the shackles of forced uniformity dictated by an obsolete worldview, free from being told what to do by everyone and all. Free from living a life which is not his. Free to accept responsibility for himself and the context in which he lives. Free for the soul to expand his energy where it needs to go.
Earlier this week I showed this picture to a group of 11th graders at a school nearby in Hannover. One of the startling reactions came from a young lady: “it’s actually the other way around”, she said. In other words, what she experienced was a sense of diminishing freedom as she got closer to graduating and closer to starting an under-graduate program.
It left me devastated and immensely sad on soul level for a short moment. It left me wondering for a longer period of time. When will we be ready to found our education on the notion that each person has a unique identity and calling? When will be we ready to educate (i.e. to guide out from within) our children on the basis of the wisdom to which they are already connected? When will be ready to change the way we live together on this planet? So that all are free. So that all share in the planet’s plenitude. Feeling the heart connection. So that all help to move mankind’s consciousness to the next level. So that there will be one community.
When will we be ready…..?
16 Replies to “Breaking Free”
This is amazing. I am reblogging this!
Reblogged this on alternateeconomy and commented:
What a Spectacular Expression of freeing oneself from the mould of society!
This was a very intriguing post. I agree with your observations on the school system, I think we should focus on strengthening a students strongest attributes rather than their weakest ones. The current system develops all skills equally so that our students are more of a jack of all trades and a master of none. Thanks for your insight!
very wonderful image. Very liberating. No limits.
Thanks for your comment! Yeah, great isn’t it?
Reblogged this on Hands-of-Faith Holistic Healing Centers® Blog and commented:
Break free from the Collective Mold! Namaste!!
A powerful picture, remarkable imagery at its finest of “breaking loose” of freedom at all costs of thinking from within, of being held back… Thank you for this thought provoking post, and all of its representation.
In a time where so many are being held back, held within a box, either by design, training, influence… a young woman on the eve of her graduation now realizing that time has quickly flashed, and she will soon find herself confronted with a new set of standards, of rules, of expectatons… I’m sure her challenges many, her fears are great… Giving her another lens to view her world and the world of many, to challenge her to dig deep, to look through the eyes of an Eagle with a keen view and the world of possiblites while walking through fear once known will give her all she needs to step high and proud.
Thank You for your inspiring comment!
Very interesting, it makes a really great point about liberation especially in the school system. Let the young ones practice what they are really passionate about. Instead of just prepping them up for the workforce. Sir Ken Robinson made a good point about schools killing creativity:
I love this piece.
Reblogged this on Journeys and Star Gazing and commented:
This image is beautiful! I think it says it all when we are attempting to emerge with our own individuality from any mass mind. When we work for an institution we are obliged to merge our sense of self with that organisation. It is difficult to break free psychologically and spiritually so that one emerges like a butterfly to express what is within. I know all about this process because I left my job from a huge public service organisation where I merged my identity with its educational and training goals. Along the way I lost my sense of self. Now I feel I am emerging. Where am I in this process when I look at this wonderful picture? I think at the third stage.
This is the first time I have reblogged so I am not certain if the original blog address is shwon. But here it is anyway https://geerthofman.wordpress.com/2012/02/24/breaking-free/ .
This is a wonderful picture. Thanks so much for sharing. I feel it speaks to me about my current emergence from my previous job in a large organisation where I was expected to merge my individuality with the institution I worked for. I have reblogged your post on my blog http://dodona777.wordpress.com .
Thank you for your comment. It clearly makes the point.
Love the photo you shared with us and want to thank you for your thoughts regarding the picture, too.
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