your expectations my cage

expectation cage cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

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It would be easy to blame others for our cages.

The truth is that we are responsible for ourselves.

Yes, their expectations are hard to ignore.

But we have taken these and used them to define our lives.

The result is that they confine our lives.

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About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • Jeff P

    Very profound. Yes, the bars that we ourselves put in place are the ones that are the hardest to remove.

  • klhayes

    That is an excellent analogy.

  • Shary Hauber

    Great we have the power to remove those bars. Many of us started building those cages as young children when our abusers forced the bars into our hands and we didn’t know we could refuse them. Sometimes it takes years to take down those bars one at a time.

  • Fiona Ogilvie

    I love this one!

  • JenellYB

    While I understand what you are trying to say, I think presenting as here misses that while some of our cages are of our cages are of our own making, the bars by our own choice, and it is only by our own choices and actions they are removed, that is not consistently true. Many a born into cages, or placed into cages through events beyond their control, and the bars forged into place by circumstance, or actions by others.