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This blog is about both scientific, societal/political, and yoga-related issues - individually and considered as different aspects of the same problem/solution. A longer description is found in the first blog entry, and all old posts are found in a structured way here. The blog is an extension of my main home pages and Twitter: @gunnarcedersund

Conscious steps towards freedom

politicsPosted by Apr 20, 2012 00:19

Reading this story makes me realize how used we have gotten to many of our freedoms; freedoms that we don’t even think about anymore. For instance, if we go to a (Westernized) country like the UK, we don’t even think about the fact that we are expecting to be able to go back again, without problems – unless we break the law or something. However, this story is a valuable reminder that this freedom is not something that is God-given, i.e. something that we will always have no matter what happens. Reason: the story shows that a legal supporter of Wikileaks have been black-listed from flying. Although she has done no apparent crime, she currently cannot go home to Australia again.

I think that this is something we can use as a valuable reminder to defend our freedoms, and make them grow instead of shrink. I think that it is fully in our power to reclaim both this and several other similar freedoms that currently are being cast in the doubt. In fact, I think that it is possible to make our freedoms grow to the extent that all people in all countries can travel wherever they want – and back again. On this note, I could also give a positive example. Aung San Suu Kyi will, at last, be able to leave Burma for the first time in many years. She is going to Norway, as a symbolic receival of her Nobel Peace Prize; and to the UK, where her family still lives.

This shows that the world is always changing; that even in the darkest places light can slowly enter; and that these changes are only – always! – the result of small, small conscious or unconscious steps. I will do what I can to raise our joint consciousness to make us able to take fully aware steps towards a future where all people can travel wherever they want, whenever they want. I would be utterly happy if you would join me on this journey!

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