Coromandel, New Zealand
It seems obvious. If we have a choice between freedom and prison, of course we would choose freedom. However, we seldom do.
The reason why we do not choose freedom is because we do not believe that we have a choice. We believe that we are who we think we are. We believe our thoughts are true. We believe our thoughts define who we are. We are not our thoughts and we can opt for freedom at any moment, even this one.
How can I be so sure that we have a choice? Can I prove it? Yes I can. Let's bring our attention to the present moment for the next ten seconds.
Did we have a glimpse of freedom?
We can have peace and freedom always because it is our natural state of being. All that we have to do is to turn our attention away from unconscious thinking and towards the present moment. Every moment is a new opportunity to be free.
Turning away from thought can be frightening because it is all we know. However, we are not alone. The moment we turn our attention in the direction of Freedom, Freedom will turn in our direction. When we stretch out our hand in innocence, a hand will be there to hold us.
Let's choose freedom.