We bind ourselves without a rope. What that means is that we are free and perfect just the way we are, but we feel somehow bound.
There is nothing we lack, but we feel something lacking.
So we may choose to “practice” in order to feel that freedom and perfection in our life: in our relationships, careers, and our pursuits.
To practice and to realize our freedom requires great commitment and effort.
So isn’t that just another way of tying ourselves up?
No, it isn’t – when we truly commit to excellence in our pursuits, to the integrity of our lives, we have chosen our “way” and are completely free.
It’s not exactly that there is no rope. It’s that we become the rope. If we are the rope, is there a rope?