How to Experience Freedom

What does it mean to be free and what does it mean to be in bondage?

To be in bondage is to be stuck in this or that possibility, having lost the ability to choose from an infinite range of responses. What is the bondage to? The bondage is always to our own boundaries, to our own beliefs and conditioned responses. Boundaries and beliefs are nothing more than ideas or concepts that we have committed to and accepted as truth. And when they are as rigid and inflexible as concrete, we cannot see past them. They become the prison walls that we inadvertently construct around ourselves. You wrap yourself in thoughts the way a spider wraps flies in gossamer. You are both the spider and the fly, entangling yourself in your own web.

Most people live their entire lives in bondage. They are a bundle of nerves and conditioned responses, which are constantly being triggered by other people and circumstances into totally predictable outcomes. To be free of bondage, we have to break down conditioned responses; we have to go beyond boundaries and experience the boundless.

To experience and practice freedom you need to:

  • Practice life-centered, present-moment awareness.
  • Observe your addictive behaviors without judgment.
  • Transcend your fear of the unknown.

Adapted from Power, Freedom, and Grace by Deepak Chopra (Amber Allen, 2006).

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Fer Gama
Fer Gama3 years ago


Danielle I.
Danielle I.3 years ago


Pat W.
Pat W.3 years ago

Good post!

Jewels S.
Jewels S.5 years ago

Thanks but a bit vague.

Pat Tyler
Pat Tyler5 years ago

Being ou own person is a life long endeavor
and so much fun.

Jill B.
Jill B.5 years ago

I just finished reading the above article by Wendy Strgar about boundaries and how we need them. I'm assuming that the boundaries she's refering to are the ones that prevent us from selling our souls while the ones you are refering to are the ones that prevent us from finding our souls. I like the idea that our boundaries should have doors with the handle on the inside. Thanks for this.

Anja N.
Justin R.5 years ago

Well put - Thank you.

Christine S.
Christine S.5 years ago

Thank you....

Bryony Kirkpatrick


Nena Zamora
Nena Zamora5 years ago