Quotes by Maria Mar
We usually seek freedom because we want to be free from or free for. You may want to be free from pain or free to do what you want. In both cases, you are running from yourself. This is not the path to freedom.
Think about it…
When you seek to be free from, you are running from yourself by escaping your past.
Your perception is that something that has happened to you holds you a prisoner.
Therefore, you are relinquishing your freedom as the creator of your life. You are not recognizing that you are your own prison. You are giving away your power to your past. You are not free.
When you seek freedom for, you are running from yourself towards the future.
Your perception is that something in the future holds a key to your happiness.
Therefore, you are once again relinquishing your freedom as the creator of your life. This time you are not recognizing that the only time you have is the present, and your choices and perceptions in the present create or co-create that which you are trying to run towards, while neglecting the very present that creates it. You are then creating unconsciously, by default. You are not free.
The shaman or the Person of Power seeks Personal Freedom. This type of freedom is a state and a path. As a state, Personal Freedom is the state of recognizing yourself as an infinite being in an infinite universe; a being that is free to grow, create and choose in a universe that conspires with that growth because it is an essential part of that growth.
As a path Personal Freedom is the recognition that your consciousness is already part of everything and that you are meeting yourself wherever you go. In that sense, you are dancing with yourself to choose those aspects of yourself that you want to feed and those that you want to starve. In doing this, your choices are the chisel that carves your Life Masterpiece.