There are two sides of Freedom: freedom FROM and freedom FOR.
The first side is freedom from: from nationality, from a religious organization, from a certain race, from a certain political ideology. This is the first part of freedom, the foundation of freedom. And for the first time you will start rejoicing in your own individuality, because your individuality was covered with all those things that you have become free of.
Freedom in itself has no meaning, unless it is freedom FOR something. Unless your freedom turns into a creative realization or you will feel sad. Freedom is not a goal but an opportunity for you to do whatever you want to do. Meditation will do, music will do, sculpture will do, dancing will do, laughter will do, love will do. But do something with your freedom. Just don’t sit with your freedom for nothing.
The ultimate freedom is freedom from Oneself. It is Life itself dancing, not you, not me. That is the Zen Manifesto: freedom from oneself ❤️