Thursday, February 27, 2014

Freedom

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. Ellen Goodman
In short, normal is about building your own prison. Day by day digging your own rabbit hole, because outside is cold.


A free man and a prisoner wear the same clothes and do the same work, what differ them is not the activity but the purpose. The prisoner works to pay the bills today so he can continue to pay the bills tomorrow.


The prisoner works to pay the car, the house, the clothes, the electricity. Everyday, they live to turn their time and money to others. A ghost wandering waiting for his death, happily waiting to be freed by god. A rat in a wheel. He complains but never act. He contempt and criticizes but never fight.


The free man works for spiritual growth. Spiritual growth is not a religious concept, spiritual growth is belief that you are here to lend you hand, movement, to experience, to teach and to be taught. The money, the house, the car mean nothing. It is all trash able stuff, that can eventually get in the way of growth. I am not saying the free man is minimalist and frugal. But maximization of experience is what he is aiming for.


The free man never complains, he know he can adjust the sail.
The free man never seeks excuses but learn lessons, and change.
If he is victim of abuse, he will not attribute his despair to others, but ask himself what led him to permit someone to get so much power over his peace.


The free man knows that in deep seas, there is great rides on every storm.
He is a mighty god that acknowledge he is the creator of his own world, and as such, he believes in constant perfectness of where he is.