[True meaning of the freedom]
The most important thing for us, humans, to do is “to live freely”.
This does not mean to do whatever you please.
It does not mean to live the life you want either.
No matter what kind of place we live in,
we are always haunted by the spiritual matters.
Fear, worry, despair, struggle, hopelessness, loneliness…
Being free from these spiritual problems
is the true freedom.
You may be rich.
You may be famous.
You may have a close relationship with your significant other.
You may not be free from fears, despairs, worry, or struggle.
Is there freedom where there is fear?
Is there freedom where there is worry?
Can you be free while being tormented by struggle and despair?
Even if you are abundant on the outside,
if you are captivated by the spiritual disarray
you will never be free.
Money, fame, status, relationships…
You may have all that.
But if you have a fear of losing them,
you will always be chained to the fear.
Is that freedom?
The most important problem for us
is to understand ourselves.
We are given an immense amount of time.
We can teach ourselves various spiritual matters
like our fear, worry, despair, and struggle.
Maybe “life” is the time for learning all those.
To live as a human being is “to learn human beings”.
If you want to understand the true “freedom”
Then we first have to start with our own minds.