What are Golden Cages ? When we hate our toxic jobs, when we hate our toxic relationships and when we hate our toxic surroundings, but yet for some short term comfort or benefits ignore the deeper agony, these are all examples of golden cages.
When we wait for years inside these cages waiting for a rescuer, or a thought, or an idea, or a person or a moment, we begin perpetrating the irony of golden cages. The irony is that the rescuer we await for, is actually inside us. While we in vain look for the rescuer on the outside.
When we make toxic compromises in our lives which make us feel increasingly numb but yet we prefer to keep "things as they are". When we want to postpone making changes for the sake of not breaking toxic but comfortable patterns, we slowly allow ourselves to slip into the territory of soul numbness. Living like this for few years and the bird will be found hardly breathing and alive in the cage, and that bird is your soul.
As long as we are in a golden cage, are we really alive ? Or are we just awaiting a slow soul death ? These cages suck the life out of our souls much earlier than the actual physical end. The physical end which was only an outside expression of a soul death which happened much earlier. And that's the tragedy of human lives. So much potential entrapped in the golden cages of making soul crushing compromises.
The choice is for each one of us to make. A soul death in the golden cages for sake of protecting some comforts ? Or destroying the cages and walking on to the path which has waited for us and finally breathing free. One of the principles of Unleash Your Power is to Smash these golden cages and let your soul breathe free so that love which is inside you can start breathing again.
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Ashish Anand (Founder, Unleash Your Power)
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