In America we speak of living in a free country. But are we really free? Are we free to be who we really are? The answer is no, we are not free. True freedom has to be with the human spirit – it is the freedom to be who we really are.

Who stops us from being free? We blame the government, we blame the weather, we blame our parents, we blame religion, we blame God. Who really stops us from being free? We stop ourselves.

The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves, to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives we will see that most of the time we do things just to please others, just to be accepted by others, rather than living our lives to please ourselves. That is what has happened to our freedom. And we see in our society and all the societies around the world, that for every thousand people, nine hundred and ninety-nine are completely domesticated.

The worst part if that most of us are not even aware that we are not free. There is something inside that whispers to us that we are not free, but we do not understand what it is, and why we are not free.

The freedom we seek is to use our own mind and body, to live our own life, instead of the life of the belief system. When we discover that the mind is controlled by the Judge and the Victim and the real “us” is in the corner, we have just two choices. One choice is to keep living the way we are, to surrender to the Judge and the Victim, to keep living in the dream of the planet. The second choice is to do what we do as children when parents try to domesticate us. We can rebel and say “No!” We can declare a war against the parasite, a war against the Judge and the Victim, a war for our independence, a war for the right to use our own mind and our own brain.

Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements, 93 – 103

The Four Agreements is a summary of the ancient body of wisdom from the Toltec, a group of South American sages, who studied and mastered the science of personal and collective transformation. This book is an incredible source of inspiration to any seekers, be it a search for one’s true self, for one’s role in society, the best way to help others; its advice is applicable to any kind of physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual transformation.  Read it!

“To be Toltec is a way of life. It is a way of life where there are no leaders and no followers, where you have your own truth and live your own turth. A Toltec becomes wise, becomes wild, and becomes free again.”

Have no fear, brothers and sisters – we are all fighting to be free!

A Haiku

July 6, 2011

Sound is vibration

     But you can’t hear it unless

            You are vibrating