“Do you want to be right, or do you want to be free?” ~Kute Blackson
“He that is kind is free, though he is a slave, he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.” ~Saint Augustine
Wisdom and enlightenment are never achieved by taking and resisting, but through surrendering and allowing. Allowing is not an easy thing to do for most of us, as it implies to lose control of our freewill. Life is a balance of allowing and action, and finding the rhythm between the two. If we allow when we should act, we will fail. Likewise if we act when we should allow we will fail. It is the learning to balance between the paradox of destiny and freewill when we will succeed. We have been conditioned into believing that we know who we think we are, but any preconceived idea is the attachment and limitation of “The Ego” to a particular outcome of an idea, circumstance, or event. As described in “The Butterfly Effect” and “Chaos Theory” no particular future outcome is definite, except the only definite moment we experience in the present.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that is why it’s called the present.” ~ Unknown
The greatest gift that we can ever give to God is to surrender to God. The greatest gift that God has given us, is our freewill, our power to make “Choices.” What I mean ‘to surrender to God’ is not a fictitious entity that exist as being separate from us but to surrender to the things that have been placed before us to be conquered within. Being a servant to freedom does not signify that freedom is the preconceived ideas we have of what we think freedom is, just as having freewill does not signify freedom and sovereignty. Freedom and peace is not something that we must achieve. Freedom is simply knowing that we are free to what has been free forever. We can’t have something that is already here. It only needs to be recognized, as discovery is seeing what everyone has seen, but doing what very few have done. In my previous blog post I mentioned, ‘In this world and this life we don’t own anything. If we can lose something, it never was ours. If it was never ours, that means we can never lose it. It’s “The Ego’s” sense of attachment that gives us the illusion of loss. We can lose everything in our physical world, such as people and material possessions, including our bodies and our lives, as loss is only the illusion of misfortune, deprivation and perplexity.’ With that said, it is only through fear and pain that we fear loss and suffering. But only through our own inner stillness and understanding and conquering what we have within, will we become fearless.
“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” ~Buddha