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    On Jan 9, 2015 susan schaller wrote:

     "Religion" is related to "obligation." Both descended from the Latin word for "to bind."  Our roles and illusions of a separate self, the self construct known of our personality, separate us from our true connected Self, bound to all of LIFE.  This is so easy to say and so hard to reify. I keep practicing and failing to let go of my roles and my irrelevant past.  I saw my grown children over the holldays, and their adult status was a constant reminder to let go of the image of an everyday mother.  I am not that.  Each day I can re-make myself.  Each day I can strive to become the zero Gandhi aimed for, not empty, but a channel full of life and love.

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    On Jan 16, 2015 Amy wrote:


    On a side note, I do not care to be bound by anyone or thing but Jesus.  I never feel "bound" in Him.  He is the only freedom I have found to this point in my life . . . Thus making Him my first choice is quite easy and most natural.  "Religion" (in my experience) enslaved me.  Jesus then saved me . . . He helped me walk again.  For this, I am ever thankful!  

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