We are free to…
We are free from…
We are free for…
We are given freedom as a gift.
Freedom is contradictory in his words
The flesh, the mind, the soul
Each fighting to release its own
All three restricting each other in the battle for freedom
All within the one
Not trusting of the others.
External freedom is different
Only when we feel peace inside
Will we experience freedom
From the constraints of society
Its restrictions binding
Limiting by force, the free spirit within us.
The spirit that speaks through the soul
That wins through the limitations of the flesh in body
The soul that is called to the wild
To the wilderness.
There it meets with openness
The societal constraints silenced
From within this silence the soul is released
The soul is free
Not the flesh or the mind
The soul prevails in infinity
The mind mediates for reason
And the flesh
It sighs with defeat.