Unconditional freedom can be found amidst a river of intense emotions and the hectic current of life, when we make a conscious decision to stop all forms of activity, dropping our habitual tendencies to push on through the ceaseless waves of dramas. It asks that we stay put in the fray, knowing that even more challenges may arise spontaneously from underlying depths.
Unconditional freedom arrives when the momentum unwinds and we investigate the fears and craving that push us around, rather than act on their behest. We begin to understand how the view that there is something missing from this moment is what creates our discomfort. There is nothing missing.
Unconditional freedom runs against the flow of human activity, the activities promoted by what is taught, advertised, marketed, and often agreed upon by the horde. It provides us leeway despite the demands placed on us by work, family, friends and our own, incessantly judgmental minds and physical stresses. It relieves us from the belief that life is just not good enough.
Unconditional freedom requires diving into unknown depths in our relationships with others, stripping us of the certainty of our views and opinions, demanding that we open our hearts and listen closely even amidst conflict, finding new ways to relate to others, for they may be in over their heads, struggling as we may be. It is the breath taken during disagreements, just before words are said that cannot be silenced.
Unconditional freedom demands that we speak from the heart, which means expressing the emotions and feelings that underly what we want to believe are “facts,” but, in actually, are just the way we’ve framed our experience.
Unconditional freedom allows us to discern how fluid and dynamic life truly is, rather than seeking false illusions of stability that the mundane view of life provides. Money, power, approval, fame, health are all conditional and can cease suddenly. We find security from spiritual tools that are built from the truth of life itself: change, uncertainty, leeway.
Unconditional freedom can seized at any time, but it should not be put off into a future, we are in bodies that offer us no warrantees.
Unconditional freedom can a temporary stop on the journey towards accomplishment and distant destinations. Or it can last for an unlimited duration, depending on how much we are willing to put aside.