As I was busy doing nothing this evening, trying to figure out what to busy myself with next, a quote from the satirical novel “The Illuminatus! Trilogy“ by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson, published in 1975, suddenly struck me:
“Freedom defined is freedom denied.”
This inspired another quote I read once, an old American Indian saying, “Man cannot give freedom; he can only take it away.”
Pondering these two statements for a minute or two, a third quote came to mind, a statement made by Krishnamurti, that great thinker I was privileged to meet and greet, and whose thinking has inspired me more than most over the years: “Truth is a pathless land.”
Suddenly I feel chuffed by this train of thoughts; what great ideas to be consciously aware of as I enter a new year. I like it. Really like it.