True freedom in the global, integral era of human evolution
Question from the internet:
“How do you reconcile freedom when restrictions are indispensable in building up a peaceful harmonious society?”
As we can see from multiple examples all across the world, our illusory idea about “personal freedom” cannot be reconciled with mutual responsibility that is required in cases like the pandemic and all the other global problems we are facing now or will face in the future.
Just think about it: If we are all integral parts of a globally interconnected, totally interdependent humanity that are also embedded into a fully integrated Natural system, what personal, individual freedom can we talk about?!
But of course, this is extremely difficult to accept! After all, we are born with an inherently egocentric, subjective, fiercely, proudly individualistic nature, our upbringing, education, and social influence — especially in the West — conditions us to realistically, viscerally believe in this personal, individual freedom.
And we also know that coercion, convincing, threatening does not work when it comes to changing people’s viewpoint, behavior. So we need a unique, “Integral Education”, that can help us understand but also tangibly feel our total interdependence and subsequent total individual and collective responsibility towards each other.
And while we gradually try to feel and accept this Nature will put ever-increasing pressure on us to accept the need for mutual integration, swapping individual existence to a collective one as the only vehicle of survival in a lawful, strict, unforgiving Natural system.
Then we will finally understand that “true freedom” is liberating ourselves from the oppressive tyranny of our original, subjective, individualistic egos that impression us and cause all the problems we are facing today. Then we will find unlimited, eternal freedom through our perfect, Nature-like, mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconnection as we feel a completely new, qualitatively much higher “life-experience”, sense of existence flowing, circulating through our interconnections.