One of our greatest desires is to be free and spontaneous. If you look at most personal and social problems, you will see that somewhere along the way we were striving to be free from our physical, emotional and mental constraints. To be able to express ourselves freely and spontaneously, to be freed from our fearful beliefs and the emotional pains that grip us – these desires are what sprouted the whole self-help and human potential movement.
But the desire to be free and spontaneous can become a trap. In our efforts to get unstuck, we can lead ourselves to a place of even greater stuckness. This does not mean, however, that we shouldn’t strive to be free, for I believe that freeing ourselves from feeling trapped is our spiritual purpose. The journey of unshackling ourselves is both exciting and rewarding, to be savoured throughout our lives, as every bit more freedom we gain moves us closer to becoming our ultimate self.