Personal oppression and social oppression are both things we are very familiar with. We have created them for thousands of years all over this planet, and we have rationalized the right to do so.
What is happening in this world is often a great reflection of what lies inside of us. Psychological or inner freedom is not given to us at birth. If we want to experience inner freedom, there is one thing we need to say yes to: commitment to self.
Commitment to self requires an authentic, radical, and systematic ability to assess ourselves with kindness and full responsibility. The questions I need to ask myself could be the following:
- What am I still holding on to?
- Where in my life do I still create unnecessary hurts?
- What physical parts of me are always tight?
- What am I resisting?
The path to inner freedom calls on our resilience, lightness, lucidity, and compassion. We all have parts that prevent us from being free; and we may choose to compromise ourselves because we – feel so overwhelmed and afraid with the task at end.
Sometimes we need to hit a wall to clearly decide to say yes to inner freedom. When you decide clearly, any obstacle or unpredictable situation will not shake the roots of your decision.
Inner Freedom is the path of the heart; what are you committing to?