Freedom From The Mind

Freedom from things and to do things is great — but the ultimate freedom comes from within.

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So What Are the Foundations of our Internal Prisons Built With?

As the late Indian author and teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti put it, we are conditioned by the climate we live in, the food we eat, the culture in which we live, our social, religious, and economic environment, by education, and by family pressures and influences. This all contributes to our sense of self, identity, and our ‘I’.

So How Do We Break Free From Our Internal Prisons?

While it is easier said than done, and human beings are liable to default back to our baseline conditioning and fall victim to a ‘last in, first out’ phenomena, we can change the way we interpret and respond to the world around us, and with it, quiet the mind and find peace.

Accept ‘What Is’

Krishnamurti essentially echoed the Buddha who taught that attachment to desire (or to what ‘should be’) is the root of suffering. When we trúly accept our circumstances and who we are, much of our internal tension is stripped away.

Live in Alignment With Your Values, Not Someone Else’s

Australian palliative care nurse, Bronnie Ware wrote a book called The Five Regrets of the Dying in which she chronicled what she most heard from people that she ushered into the afterlife.

Stop Comparing Yourself

In the age of social media, it has never been easier to compare ourselves ad infinitum to other people, and again, come to the conclusion that our lives, or our ‘what is’, is just not good enough.

Final Thoughts

As Naval Ravikant puts it, tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.

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