15 Ways To Determine If You’re Truly Free
Want to know how free you really are? Good! You’re about to be presented with a unique opportunity to learn all about your individual level of inner liberty. Assembled here for your study is a special kind of test. But don’t worry! You can’t fail this exam. This test is unlike any you’ve ever taken before. It’s designed to help you gaze into yourself and then use what you see there as a gauge to help you determine your level of freedom. Here’s how it works.
The following are 15 simple indicators for evaluating just how far along you are on freedom’s path. As you review each of the inner liberties on the list, just note mentally to yourself whether or not that particular freedom belongs to you. If you have to think about whether you’re free in one way or another, you’re probably not as free in that area as you’d give yourself to believe.
Relax. This is to be expected. Which means let’s not forget our aim in this evaluation. Our intention is simply to learn what’s true about ourselves, not to prove anything to ourselves. You may find some of the upcoming list surprising. If that happens, let it. And then feel free to consider you never knew such a freedom could exist for you because, up until now, you were sure you had no choice but to live restrained in this area. Now you know better! Allow these 15 freedoms to awaken and stir that secret part of you that knows living in any kind of bondage is a lie. Then follow your own natural sensing all the way to the free life.
You’re Well Along The Path To True Freedom When:
- You have no desire to change places in life with anyone else.
- You step over setbacks without stopping or looking back.
- You meet and do what’s true without fear of the consequences.
- You don’t carry any upset from the last moment into the present one.
- You have no interest in old resentments.
- You start spending more time alone and enjoying it more.
- You dress for comfort, not for compliments.
- You forget what it was you didn’t like about someone.
- You’re awake to and spontaneously considerate of the needs of others.
- You see beauty in life where you never could see it before.
- Your life gets progressively simpler.
- You see where you’re wrong sooner than later… and stop defending yourself faster.
- You can take criticism without cringing away from the truth that it may hold.
- You stop trying to make others see life in your way.
- You enjoy the sound of silence as much or more than the sound of your own voice.
One last thought: True freedom is not something we create for ourselves out of some imagined power or pleasure to come; real inner freedom is the realization that who we are – our True Self – is, and has always been free.
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