Where is our true freedom?!
Question from the Internet:
“What do you think are the factors that make us free?”
In order to understand the factors influencing our freedom, first, we have to understand who we are and ion what system we exist in.
As we start to feel and understand more and more, human beings are part of a globally integrated and fully interdependent human world, which in turn is also an integral part of nature’s fully integrated system.
Thus our ideas, philosophies about individual freedom, individual rights are based on a misguided human illusion of independence, when in truth we are all but inevitably, intricately linked cogwheels, cells in a single, closed living system.
Thus physically, practically we are not free, as everything we do or even think is inevitably bounded by the laws governing integral living systems, like the laws that sustain the general balance and homeostasis life depends on within our biological body and similarly all through the universe.
At the same time we are also prisoners of the inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric, subjective, and individualistic human consciousness, perception of reality, that locks us into our own introverted cocoons, separating us from the rest of that living system.
We are facing a unique paradox here. Based on our inherent consciousness and perception we fight for an illusory, impossible individual freedom, the independence which puts us into conflict with our true reality, where we are all inevitably interconnected and we all depend on each other.
If we managed to embrace our inevitable — dictated by the laws of Nature- mutual integration and interdependence and learned how to adapt to this by rising above, exiting our original egocentric, subjective consciousness, worldview, liberating ourselves from the clutches of our egos, we could find infinite freedom, a tangible, realistic existence above time and space — that are subjective, egocentric limitations — within the selfless, unconditional service of others and Nature.
Freedom from the inherently egoistic, subjective consciousness, perception through the desires and viewpoints of others provides the true freedom we are born to sense.