Who is Your Master?
The word "slave" conjures up a lot of emotion. We normally think of slave in terms of a person being enslaved physically, mentally, or both.
But the general definition for slave is this:
A person who is excessively dependent upon or controlled by something.
So, I want to ask you a question: who is your master?
Who is your master?
Who or on what do you excessively depend?
And what is controlling your thoughts and emotions?
Most of us never think about our thoughts and emotions in this way.
How did you come to believe and think the way that you do? Who is sitting in the driver's seat of your life? Who or what is controlling you?
Remote controls are a wonderful modern invention. I remember the days before remotes existed. There were knobs on TV's. And the only way to change the channel was to go to the television and actually turn the knob.
In those days, it was easy to see who was controlling the TV.
Today, not so easy. People can manipulate a TV secretly from their phone. And in a room full of people, you are not sure who is in control.
This is life today. There are so many things controlling us. We miss this concept because we are busy cruising through life just trying to get by.
I have found many things that can enslave people. Here is the short list of things that can become your master:
And we live our entire lives struggling to get one or more of these items. And some people will do ANYTHING to obtain them.
Freedom comes when you wake up and realize that your life is being controlled - whether you want to admit to it or not. Freedom is deciding for yourself and not being controlled by the things on the short list.
The movie "The Matrix" is a narrative on this concept. In the matrix, reality is determined FOR people and not BY people. They are slaves and don't even know it.
Here is a conversation between Neo and Morpheus that explains it:
So I ask you again: who is your master?
In my next post, I will share with you strategies for breaking free from your unconscious state. (No, it doesn't involve taking a pill.)
Decide for yourself who or what will be your master!