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True Spiritual Liberation
True Spiritual Liberation
I was taking a journey through my own mind recently when it hit me like a ton of bricks, I am not fully being myself. Wow!! It was a really painful realization, but it was the truth. I was being a slave to material nature, a nature that is the opposite to my own. Wow could this happen I thought? I have read so many books on religion, philosophy, culture, spirituality and other various topics. I have had dialogues with people of so many diverse walks of life who have been absolutely amazing to share time with.
I was forced to take a step back and admit to myself that no matter what I do this will never be the world that I want to live in permanently. I like to tell my friends that I am a happy soul, but I am not a happy man in this world. When I am alone in my fantasy world I am perfectly happy. I have my own creation in my mind that give me pleasure and no one can disturb my meditation on paradise. When I am out in the world I can only go to certain places to associate with others who share a vision of fun and happiness. I feel like I am hiding some days, not because I am afraid, but because I do not want to be bothered with people who enjoy disturbing the joy in the lives of others.
What does it mean to be a material slave?
Simple, I have to work so many hours to attain basic needs in order to maintain my physical body. Having to work is not my complaint, my issue is that I wish I could control my desires so I would only work the amount need to have basic needs and be content living a simpler life. I am my own problem, wow, that is just terrible having to admit I am not perfect. The fact that I want to indulge in this working for sense gratification is what is making me a slave to material nature. I have been taught that it is lust in the heart that puts a person in such a position. to clarify, I do not mean sexual lust though that is a part of the issue. There is lust for power and recognition, lust for cars, technology, money, knowledge, etc. This lust is the force that keep many f us a slave to material nature, trying to rise above it is one of the major goals in life, according to this author.
What is my nature?
My nature really is peaceful, patient, and poetic, I abhor violence and I think it is for immature people who do not want to take the time to use their reasoning ability. I consider myself a cosmic being, a member of the universe just passing through. Generosity is a great part of my nature, I like to do charity work and help other people achieve their goals in life. The happiness that I get from others success cannot be quantified. I firmly believe that most people are good, we just have to help each other bring out their best so that we all could shine. I believe that love is the lesson to learn in this life so we may move on to better worlds. I believe that this love is beyond time, space, religion, and beyond the concepts and the limitation that certain people try to put on love. I believe that through love we are able to enter the realm of God or the ultimate abode, and live as a member of the cosmic society.
What does it mean to be spiritually liberated?
Well, I am not going to claim to have the absolute answer, but I will claim that being spiritually free means having courage to say who you are and to do everything in your power to live your life as you truly know you should live. Otherwise you are subject to the will and thoughts of others who may try to dim your light. Spiritual Liberation means to be who you are and not budge.
Why did I write this?
I am tired of budging, I want to be spiritually Liberated!!!
I wish you all the best.