What is “Freedom”? — II // Matthieu Ricard

What is “Freedom”? — II // Matthieu Ricard

To be free is to be master of ourselves. It is not a matter of doing whatever comes into our heads, but rather of freeing ourselves from the constraints and afflictions, that dominate and obscure our minds. It is a matter of taking our life into our own hands rather than abandoning it to the tendencies created by habit and mental confusion. Instead of letting go of the helm and just letting the boat drift wherever the wind blows, freedom means setting a course towards a chosen destination — the destination that we know to be the most desirable for ourselves and others.”

— Matthieu Ricard (“The Art of Meditation”)

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