Dear Folks -
At the beginning of this week's "life talk" in Ordinary Life I showed some prayer rugs from Turkey and Iraq. They fit with the Sufi story I opened with. You can find photos of them on the Ordinary Life web site.
The title I gave this talk is "Bound For Freedom."
The word "bound" can have at least two definitions. "Bound" can be tied up or it can mean headed determinedly in a specific direction. I used it in both senses of the word. If we are to achieve the freedom that wise and useful religious ritual and spiritual practice intends, some things must be tired up so that we can achieve freedom.
The full text I used to speak from is below.