Your "Freedom" Is "Everything" to You?

Your life is all about your living, which is getting what matters most to you—it could be anything and everything in your daily life.

The reality is that what matters to you is all based on your own life experiences perceived, interpreted, and processed by your five senses: seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, and smelling. Your life experiences have then become the raw materials with which your own thinking mind has created the so-called “realities” in your life. The truth of the matter is that all human perceptions are only personal and subjective: they are affected not only by the individualized five senses, but also by their unique experiences, as well as by their indelible memories of those experiences stored in their thinking minds.

So, what is important to you may not be as important to others, and vice-versa. For this reason, anything could be everything to only just you, but not to others. So, your "freedom" of choices and decisions may affect others positively or negatively.

 An illustration

 Near the end of 2016, a road rage occurred in Arkansas that ended in tragedy. 

A woman, with her 3-year-old grandson sitting at the back of her car, stopped at a stop sign. A man in the car right behind honked her for not starting her car immediately, but the woman honked back. Thus, the road rage began with the man firing a gun shot at the back of the woman's car.

Not stopping too long at a stop sign or wanting to get to a place on time might be everything to the man, so he had the "freedom" to honk at the car in front. Having the right to remain where she was might also be everything to the woman, so she also had the "freedom" to honk back.

That event ended in tragedy—the death of the woman’s three-year-old grandson being shot dead while sitting at the back of her car.

The bottom line

In life, anything and everything could play a pivotal role in your everyday life. The woman lost her grandson simply because she expressed her “freedom” to honk back; the shooter in the road rage had to spend years in prison simply because he had his “freedom” to honk at the car in front, and his “freedom” to fire his gun out of anger and rage.

So, your “freedom” is your choice and decision to act according to what your mind tells you; in other words, your “freedom” is controlled and dominated by your own thinking mind.

Given that you are living in a material and misinformation world with many distractions and distortions, the innate desires in your flesh make it difficult for your thinking mind to do the right things or to stop doing the wrong things. But it is your “incapacitated” mind that controls your “freedom” of choices and decisions that may have positive or negative consequences in your life. To live your life to the fullest, your “freedom” can be everything or nothing when it comes to dealing with anything and everything in your everyday life that matters to you.

One of the objectives of FREEDOM with BONDAGE is to help you in the struggle of your flesh that controls and dominates your freedom of choices in every aspect of your daily life and living, such as growing up into an adolescent and a young adult, getting married, starting a family, pursuing a career, and growing old.   

Stephen Lau

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