Freedom. A word that we love. Personal freedom, financial freedom, business freedom. And of course, historical freedom. I come from America, the land of the free. The idea of freedom is hypnotizing. But freedom comes at a price.
In order to be free, we have to be decimated: decimated on a personal level. For some of us that means financial decimation. For others that means mental decimation. For many that means decimation on all levels. Those are the people who really end up experiencing freedom.
I define decimation as being ground to a pulp; as being brought to a state of complete questioning; being in a state of total disrepair. People who are decimated are people who’s preconceived notions have been ground to fine powder; people whose assumptions and ideals have been challenged to a point where they are no longer sure of what’s true and real. Those are the people who are forced to look around and see the world anew-to understand that they know nothing of truth and that freedom comes only from learning the truth.
Many times we think we know what freedom is-until we are decimated. Then we pick ourselves up from the dust and rubble and realize we really didn’t even know what we were talking about in the first place. True freedom isn’t money, power and prestige. True freedom isn’t winning at the sake of causing others to lose. True freedom is peace and happiness. How many of us can say we are truly happy? Most of us believe happiness hinges on what happens in our lives day to day. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Happiness is a peace-an internal knowing of truth-on the inside of us that doesn’t change with the tide of life. It’s knowing who we really are, where
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