Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Creating Our Own Prison

"There has been perhaps no time in human history when individuals have had as much opportunity as most Americans do now to not only choose their own lives, but to personally design their own careers. But an overwhelming number of us feel trapped in the lives we've created. We find ourselves slaves to our jobs, the clock, and our debt. The irony is that we are the cruel tyrants who hold ourselves captive. But our self-imposed slavery goes far deeper than simply the ruts we have trapped ourselves in. The tragedy of our imprisonment reaches into the deepest caverns of our soul. Our passion to be free both ignites us and betrays us, and more often than not leads us to be consumed by an unforgiving fire. The very fire that burns within us can destroy us." ~ Erwin McManus; Uprising (pg. 10)

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