“Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?”
Last night I was watching a rerun of the movie ‘The Terminal’, starring Tom Hanks. His character is from a fictional republic in the former Soviet Union and he lands at New York ,but because of a revolution at home he is rendered stateless and thus unable to leave the airport terminal .He has a personal mission he must achieve in NY ,but when he is “gifted” a small envelope of time by the immigration authorities to walk out to America ,while they turn a blind eye , he hesitates at the doors ,and cannot exit, held back by fears.
The scene Rumi’s words above . All of us have at some time been held captive by fear and doubt, often of our own making. When the chance to escape comes, are we courageous enough to do so, or will we languish in our all too familiar cell?