To the farmer, security is found in the predictability of the seasons and the anchoring reference points of his responsibilities to produce a crop. His boundaries of land, and his clearly defined duties, give him the satisfaction of predictability. The master, unfettered by responsibilities, has a life no less disciplined. He or she finds his anchoring reference points in his passion, his joy, and the ecstasy of heightened awareness. Guided by the signs in his environment, he assumes the temporary responsibility of what his heart dictates.
To the farmer, duty-bound from dawn to dusk, the master seems free. To the master, striving for enlightenment by embracing the uncertainties of life, the farmer’s illusion of predictability, seems like security and peace.
From the dictates of outer circumstances, our anchor of duty becomes our imprisoning confines. It stifles spiritual and emotional evolution, by providing the illusion of stability. Inner reference points of passion and inspiration, on the other hand, allow us to grow and mature by providing fluid reference points and movable anchors.
~ The Seer