When I think of the 4th of July I think of freedom. When I think of freedom, I think of this quote from My Grandfather’s Blessings by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. Her parents were very scientific and practical, her grandfather was a Rabbi, she is a doctor and has had a life long illness that has almost killed her more than once. This gives her a very insightful view of life. Her books are filled with inspiration and her stories will stay with you.
She writes, “I looked ‘clear’ up in the Random House Dictionary of the English Language and found that it had more than sixty meanings, many of which have to do with freedom: free from obstruction; free from guilt; free from blame; free from confusion; free from entanglement; free from limitation; free from debt; free from impurities; free from suspicion; free from illusion; free from doubt; free from uncertainty; free from ambiguity; and so on. And, of course, its ultimate meaning, which is able to serve perfectly in the passage of light. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to become clear.”
Yoga helps us with this process.