After all, liberty is so important to them they put it in their name. But how can anyone disagree with that?
Our understanding of freedom can give us insight into what motivates us so we can direct and move our lives toward what we desire. There are three types of freedom. But they are also mental chains, chains that restrict what we believe we can do.
These are the chains of social conditioning, the values society projects onto us. We feel we have no power to move ourselves in the direction we want to go in our lives.
The removal comes from an internal shift within us. This is a big step forward, but it tends to manifest itself through our ego.
We are moved toward what we experience as easy, comfortable and pleasurable, and moved away from what we experience as hard, stressful and painful. This manifests itself unconsciously as striving for end results, which are realized after the stressful climbing experience.
We need to be the mover of our own life, moved by the universe. Being moved by the universe is surrendering to our own unique purpose for being here. If we can tap into that, then we live an authentic life, moved by a force greater than ourselves.
We accept our current state and allow whatever is happening, whether pain or pleasure, stress or comfort, hard or easy.
Therefore, a shift to this third freedom requires a shift from end results to processes. If a pleasurable, comfortable, easy experience comes into our lives, we accept and allow it. If a painful, stressful, hard experience comes into our lives, we accept and allow it.
There is no resistance to what is. Resistance distracts our attention from the situation, with an emphasis of seeking comfort.
This process of accepting and allowing provides many situations for developing awareness and self knowledge. We relax into the stress so we can be attentive and learn from it. We begin to find the truth of our being, who we are, and our purpose.
This truth can then set us free. Once we reach this kind of freedom, our motivation becomes truly intrinsic. Energy can then flow unimpeded from the universe, through us and into our experience.
Intrinsic motivation is powerful because it engages us in pleasure and pain equally. If we love climbing, then we know that to live the life we want, to have the freedom to be who we authentically are, we must climb.
Reaching this level of freedom is no small feat, especially living in a society with plenty of rules and conditioned values.Liberty means the condition in which an individual has the ability to act following his or her own will and alternatively, achieve their potential, within the context of other words like political freedom.
It is term that has contested meanings. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature, rather, serve one another in love.’ In other words, we have a different kind of freedom now and we are to live like Jesus lived.
Just as we paid the price for, and freed, our pets to serve us, we are to live to serve God. The first kind of freedom is “freedom from,” a freedom from the constraints of society. Second, is “freedom to,” a freedom to do what we want to do.
Thirdly, there is “freedom to be,” a freedom, not just to do what we want, but a freedom to be who we were meant to be. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL, en route to Austin, TX) Here are six types of freedom. Isaiah Berlin cited the first two as part of his argument for pluralism.
He believed that genuine goods were distinct and incommensurable. For instance, a reasonable person could value two types of freedom, but no social order could maximize both simultaneously.
Freedom can be of three types, and those three types have to be understood well. The first is freedom from, the second is freedom for, and the third is just freedom—neither from nor for. The. The Philosophy of Freedom is the fundamental philosophical work of the philosopher and esotericist Rudolf Steiner (–).
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