Freedom is the Elixir of Life




“God

has entrusted me with myself. No man is free who is not master of himself. A man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.”

― Epictetus

Freedom is a precious gift which promises an experience of liberation and a feeling of no limits as if the earth, the skies and the seas are at one’s service. One of the greatest aspirations in the world today is to be free. Full freedom functions only when rights are balanced with responsibilities and choice is balanced with conscience. There needs to be freedom from complications and confusions within the mind, intellect and heart of human beings. Such battles may be experience in the form of wasteful negative thinking.

Ultimate freedom releases one from negative traits created from acting in the consciousness of the body, out of attachment to the self, the sense organs, other people and worldly possessions. Self transformation begins the process of world transformation, the world will not be free from war and injustice until the individuals themselves are free

Parting thoughts for reflection – the road to freedom is not strewn with roses, it is a path covered with thorns but at the end of it there is the full bloom rose of liberty awaiting the tired pilgrim.