How to Gain Inner Freedom
By Remez Sasson
A sense of inner freedom is one of the characteristics of spiritual awakening and an open and unlimited mind. This freedom has nothing to do with one's circumstances, location, financial situation or any other external situation. It is an inner feeling, accompanied by a calm mind, and is not dependent on external conditions.
You have surely noticed that the mind is never still. It always thinks, analyzes, comments, and conducts inner talks. It thinks according to past programming and education, and therefore, moves in a predetermined path. There is no freedom in this situation.
Freedom starts when you can quiet the mind's endless chatter.
To some extent, this situation happens during deep sleep. At this time, the mind is usually quiet and calm, except when you are dreaming. However, the aim should be to experience this state when fully awake, while talking, eating, working, walking, and in every other situation.
When you experience inner freedom, problems and difficulties do not necessarily disappear. They will be still there, but your attitude toward them would change. They would stop burdening you, as they did before, and you would be able to deal with them more easily and efficiently.
You may be experiencing difficulties and a lot of things might be bothering you, making you think that inner freedom is something difficult to attain. If you stick to the idea that you cannot attain this state, it would always seem unattainable, but if you try, it would be within your reach.
After attaining inner freedom, you would feel that nothing is tying you down or limiting you. You will be free from past programming, unburdened by what people think or say about you, and from free limiting thoughts and ideas.
With a sense of inner freedom, you are no longer emotionally and mentally tied to any manner of thinking, tradition, religion or nationality. You will respect and understand other people's beliefs and opinions, but you will not be limited by them.
When you gain this state, you will be able to decide when to think and when to stay quiet.
In this state, the mind is not compelled to think all the time and to run from one thought to another. Your mind becomes focused and under your control, and this saves you a lot of emotional and mental energy.
Inner freedom is synonymous with inner peace, and is usually accompanied by happiness and bliss
Inner freedom allows you to feel oneness with the Cosmos, and takes you beyond the limits of individuality, limitations, weakness or fear.
How to Gain Inner Freedom?
- Concentration exercises are of great help.
- Meditating, for even only 10 minutes a day, would be helpful
- Trying to calm your mind and emotions when you are agitated.
- Developing emotional detachment is very helpful.
- Reading inspiring quotes before going to bed at night, and upon waking up in the morning.
If you wish to learn practical techniques for gaining inner freedom and peace, read, follow the guidance, and practice the exercises in the books:
The books, Peace of Mind in the Busy Daily Life
These books are easy to follow and practice courses, and contain all the information, guidance, exercises and instructions you need, to help you gain a state of inner freedom and peace.