Our thoughts, ideas and beliefs, are shaped by what we see, hear or read. Parents, family, friends, television, newspapers, and the books we read, have much to do with the way we think.
Usually, the information that enters the minds is accepted as it is, without thinking, judgment or filtering. It gets engraved on the subconscious mind, and becomes part of ourselves. The information, thoughts or ideas we receive are not always true, correct or useful, and if we accept them passively, we lose our inner freedom.
It is wiser, if we examine the information we receive, using our judgment, experience and intuition. This will develop inner freedom, and the ability to choose our thoughts and beliefs in a more conscious way, not passively.
How many people really possess inner freedom, and the freedom to choose their thoughts?
How many people can prevent external events, and what people say and do, from affecting their minds and moods?
Very few indeed! To do so, one needs inner freedom.
What Is Inner Freedom?
- It is the ability to choose our thoughts and feelings, and reject those we don’t want.
- It is a state of freedom from being compelled to think all the time.
- It is inner peace.
- In this state, you can look at thoughts, beliefs and traditions from a neutral viewpoint, without the need to take sides.
What Are the Benefits of Inner Freedom?
- Inner freedom enables you to form your own judgment.
- Inner freedom enables you to choose your own reactions to outside stimuli, and avoid acting according to subconscious programming.
- It enables you to do what you believe is right and correct, without fears or doubts.
- It enables you to choose your own thoughts, and to form your own beliefs and opinions.
- Inner freedom helps you overcome the tendency to follow unconsciously what others think and do.
- Inner freedom means inner awakening, and becoming more aware of the real you.
You don’t have to act and react like a programmed robot. You can wake up, and become a conscious, independent and free being.
How Do You Gain Inner Freedom?
With constant practice of these tools, inner peace will turn into a fact in your life.
Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.
– Ramana Maharshi
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.