Freedom is "to be free IN all conditions..."
It is NOT "to be free FROM any of them!"

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If we lose our natural freedom, can we get it back?


The actions we tend to take to gain, retain, regain or safeguard our freedom, are the very actions that prevent us from realizing that freedom. 

Those actions in fact prevent us from realizing that our natural state can only be seemingly lost – can only be made to look like we have lost it or can lose it.

The fact that we have been made to believe that we can lose our freedom fundamentally, makes us resort to actions that are bound to be ultimately unsuccessful.

In fact our usual actions to gain or regain freedom make us believe even more that freedom is not our natural state. Because freedom is then treated as a state to be attained or acquired, it is also seen as a state that can never really stabilize itself and be fully trusted as inherent and permanent in each of us.

That most human beings have been made ignorant of their innate freedom (which is a playful mixture of abidance in quiet repose and participation in joyful and dynamic play) that they have been made to feel that their freedom is lost, hidden or made conditional, is brought about by external attempts of people with ulterior motives (mildly or not mildly malevolent) intent on using others for their own individual purposes and gain. 

Their actions and maneuvers are aimed at making their targets believe that they are dependent on them and that freedom is a "product" to be acquired or negotiated rather than an inborn characteristic of being.

They insist on proving that freedom is a commodity that just like any other resource can be lost and replaced, destroyed and bought, marketed for a price… sometimes the price of war.

They aim to convince their victims that freedom is a conditional resource that can be obtained only when certain conditions are met, conditions set by the very same people who first made their targets believe that they were not and could not be fundamentally free in the first place.

When they appear to "return freedom" to their charges, it is only seemingly so as such pseudo-freedom is never complete, as it is most often in the form of additional "freedom" promised. Thus real freedom is never fully restored even when "freedom" has been said to be restored.

Such freedom is conditional – a surrogate replica – and thus no freedom at all!

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Comment by Barry:
 
Wim, you are saying:
"...innate freedom (which is a playful mixture of abidance in quiet repose and participation in joyful and dynamic play)..."
'Abidance', where is that? I know it. Thanks! 'Abidance' I will not forget that, and your 'quiet repose'! When teaching a group of 25 students about healing I talk of such things and then take the class to it by slowing down and we all feel it. We all think lets keep it here. abidancing continually in that state and from that playfully interact then go back to that repose. Why do I lose that. Some friends and family put me in the "he's hyper right now" category. Thank you for reminding us 'not try to get it back'. Just know when it is there and hold it. No doubt the moment is always present and when your there what could be more important.

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