It’s so much easier when we work in community with purpose.
The Great Escape is a 1963 movie starring Steve McQueen and James Garner. It is based on a true story of a group of POWs who worked together to escape from a Nazi camp. These men pooled their resources to make this happen and in doing so helped each other to leave their prison by digging tunnels to reach outside the walls of the camp.
In a sense when we begin to work on leaving our personal prisons we “dig tunnels” to find our way to greater and greater freedom. We have the knowledge, understanding and support of others who have gone before and we in turn support and encourage all others who join in the community. The work of digging tunnels is not easy and although you can dig your own tunnel and escape why not accept the assistance of others who can show you the twists and turns and guide you through.
I use the analogy of digging as the work includes looking deep within ourselves to discover how we have blocked ourselves off. We are very good at deluding ourselves and it is difficult to see through our own ruses. It is much easier to see how someone else has blinded themselves and this is why we can use the help of others who may see us more clearly than we see ourselves.
When you are ready, in other words when something stirs within you that incites a desire for that something more a community and/or teacher will through circumstance present themselves to you and it will be up to you to “see” them and take the opportunity to accept their assistance in your process.
The invitation is always open.