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The relationship between freedom and acceptance.

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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 03:49 PM
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Freedom is something everyone wants and acceptance is the coping attitude for not having it.

We can't be absolutely free except through acceptance. We are most prominently bound by our anatomy. But for that to no longer be an inner conflict, we must accept these limitations. We are also bound by each other in various ways. I can't stand where you stand because you are already there. This brings me to the next concept- control.

Freedom is directly proportional to power and the extent of your control. But you can't have absolute power. But when you decide that the way things are is the way you want them to be, and therefore, you accept, then your freedom is absolute.

If you can exert control, feel free, but if something is outside of your control, you must accept it. Acceptance bypasses your limitations and brings you straight to freedom.




posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 04:13 PM
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Freedom is a state of mind. This is proven through all the Americans who think they are free, but they are actually slaves to debt, materialism, and politics.
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posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by AfterInfinity
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Freedom is a state of mind. This is proven through all the Americans who think they are free, but they are actually slaves to debt, materialism, and politics.
edit on 5-3-2013 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)


Freedom is a state of mind. That's why it takes nothing more than a decision to accept to obtain it.

In reality, we can't ever do anything we want. But if we decide that everything we have is everything we want, then we experience the subjective, individual's freedom.



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 05:37 PM
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If acceptance is the coping mechanism for not having freedom then acceptance is not freedom, it is ultimately letting go of freedom - surrendering.

When you surrender/accept the only thing that is "free" is your responsibility - and even that isn't truly free because there can be negative consequences for surrendering/accepting instead of taking action...

Acceptance is not breaking through anything, it is ALLOWING the limitations to exist, therefore you have a false sense of freedom when actuality there are still limitations around you.

If you were walking in a forest and got lost, you are basically saying that giving up and staying in the forest is "Freedom" even though what you REALLY want is to get out of the forest and return home, and it is possible, but if you "give up" and "accept" you'll just always be in the forest.

Acceptance kills individuality. It is saying "Yes", "No", "Maybe" in unique combinations from all others that makes us "us". To just accept and allow anything to happen is to kill individuality and if you are killing individuality then you are anti-nature because you are a living through a human body but not allowing it to be human, you just say yes to everything like the wind/waters, but the human is not the winds/waters, the human is human!

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You basically just said freedom is a state of mind, and then you said even though Americans believe they are free in REALITY they are still slaves to debt, materialism, and politics...
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