The opposite of freedom is being trained to respond to others unthinkingly –
So, when others think you should be jumping, you jump –
Or when others think you should be more beautiful, you try to make yourself beautiful –
Or when they think you should be more successful, you do your best to appear successful.
Yes, from birth on, people are trained to be responsive to others –
That is, to sacrifice their freedom in order to “get along.”
The question each of us faces is how to become free
Without tipping over into selfishness or destructiveness.
The answer is simple – yet quite difficult in practice –
You have get awake and then resist falling back asleep –
The answer is to give up your ego and, as Marguerite says, “become love.”
This is what God has always wanted –
But established religions demand many other and additional things –
Things that simply don’t count.
The answer is simple – yet not obvious –
The answer is – it’s not easy –
As Marguerite (the “Pearl”) says:
“True freedom is when one becomes love!”