"We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without."
― Kahlil Gibran
In the Before Covid times I went to a meditation retreat. While I was there I spoke with the leader of the retreat who whispered to me, "all the world is a prison".
I think that the prison, if not a physical manifestation limiting your right to move about freely in the world, can also be a mental prison.
The thoughts that we have and even worse, the thoughts we have and believe.
Examples of this are:
- "I'm not good at N."
- "That's not how we do that."
- "I don't deserve nice things".
These are the the prison walls we build for ourselves.