The only "chains" that give freedom are those of the bicycle

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Elia Tabuenca García
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Chains can be reassuring but they don't allow us to move and truly express ourselves: we are under someone else's domain.

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A thread connects two points. A chain binds, the space of movement it leaves is defined by its length. Just as it is not psychologically good for a dog to be in a chain (it is not even good for his body, actually), so for a human animal chains, for the most part, they are deleterious.





There are situations, habits that make us grow; there are people with whom a free union is built, a closeness dictated only by the heart. Others that bind us, condition us, us keep them tied to themselves beyond our awareness or - said more clearly - they make us, more or less strongly and clearly, slaves: they make us act following the impulses given in an obvious or subliminal way by others. A bit like what happens, for example, thanks to increasingly refined neuromarketing techniques that use all the knowledge on conditioning and the functioning of our brain to induce us to make purchases, to make us consider indispensable (and absolutely desirable) something that is not. , to make us become loyal consumers.

Yes, faithful. The chains ensure a certain fidelity, a belonging that is, however, also "control of the territory" (symbolically, even every chain or chain worn, received as a gift or purchased, if only as a vague and distant reminiscence speaks of this type of "belonging"); being aware of it makes the difference, free from implicit and hidden conditions that become unconscious conditionings.

Our chains can non-constructively bind us to work, they can make us employees,it from our idea of ​​love, they make us slaves of sex or fashion, to give examples. Surely many run the risk of becoming in some way slaves of technology. But we are also slaves to forms of thought consolidated by the prevailing culture, transmitted by the mass media; we are bound by our cognitive schemes, by the way we see the world - also - of impressions, inferences, experiences, self-fulfilling prophecies.

It is always something that does not help us to grow, that keeps us stuck as in a sort of Matrix perhaps of abundance and well-being: but apparent. We are like Gulliver (the character narrated by Swift), which - after a shipwreck at sea - wakes up on an unknown shore. Only when he tries to get up does he realize that he is tied up: while he was sleeping, the tiny inhabitants of that town, the Lilliputians, had blocked him to the ground with hundreds of small ropes.



Here, our chains are mostly like this: they are positioned comfortably thanks to our "sleep" (taking advantage of persuasion techniques, without our attention and awareness, thanks to habit, comfort, chasing an idea of ​​pleasure or patterns acquired in our experience or inherited from our family, from our environment and never questioned), they seem small and insignificant but in fact, when we try to walk more consciously in life, they block us, they pull us back.

“The dog, the horse and the goat do not feel the rope that keeps them tied to the pole, unless they want to move and go for a walk freely - explains master Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov -. For man, those bonds are all the tendencies, habits, behaviors that keep him at the lower levels of consciousness ".

For those who want break free from laces and chains, the first step is to realize what are they?. The second is to choose - yes, it takes an act of will and vision - to undertake a new path, to respond to one's own needs (material, relational, social) in a more authentic way and free from “addictions”. The third is to get in the way, to go. A bicycle (metaphorically speaking, any means or path that allows you to move, to begin to become aware and act in a new way) will be perfect. And if you think, oops, but the bicycle has a chain… yes, that's right. But an object is only an object: the use made of it, and the awareness of acting, make the difference. In this case, the bike chain is the mechanism that brings the wheels together (male and female mode), which holds together - in the present - the past and the future and allows movement. Guided towards a more authentic freedom and full self-expression (not exactly the one told in the video below, but we understand each other, right?).



Anna Maria Cebrelli

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