Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it ~ Confucius
True freedom has nothing to do with the outside world. True freedom is not political, not economic; it is spiritual. Political freedom can be taken away at any moment; economic freedom can disappear just like a dewdrop in the early morning sun. They are not in your hands. And that which is not in your hands cannot be called true freedom.
True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into a jail.
Yes, your body can suffer all these things, but your soul is intrinsically free. You don't have to ask for it, and you don't have to struggle for it. It is already there, this very moment. If you turn inwards, all chains, prisons, all kinds of slaveries disappear--and there are many. Freedom is only one; slaveries are many--just as truth is one, lies can be thousands.
from: Freedom ~ The Courage to Be Yourself
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