Black Dog Meditation – Prisoner of You?

Prisoner of You?  I watched a prisoner walk to a corrections vehicle today, with 2 guards by his side.  He shuffled his feet due to being shackled, while his hands hung infront of him in handcuffs and his head was tilted forward with his eyes looking at the ground.  When he did look up and I saw his face, his eyes looked vacant. I was struck by the similarities as to how this man resembled some of my clients when I first meet them and parents I see out in public.  Not that they are handcuffed or shackled visibly, but invisibly.  I see parents whose soul and spirit appear to be a prisoner of the human world. Are you a prisoner of your own making?  Are you a prisoner of your choices or the choices you think you should be making?  Has organics, clean eating, extreme fitness, yoga or meditation, feeling you should be further ahead, harshly comparing yourself to others,  getting “just the right item”,  behaving “well” infront of the neighbours, or “parenting” the way the books and “experts” say,  got you leaning more to your human side than to your spirit & soul’s side???? In general there is nothing wrong with the list of items above that people choose to follow, but when you start to lose yourself in them and your kids become collateral of those choices, then no one is happy.   Remember, you are a spiritual being, having a human experience.  Not the other way around.  If you are not recognizing your soul self first, you will always experience feeling conflict, always be looking for the...