Are you free enough to be afraid?

It is a myth that when I’m truly enlightened I can rest in some assuredness that I will never again feel insecure, or feel fear, or feel doubt, or feel those emotions that we don’t want to feel.  Forget it, that’s not it. That’s the pipe dream, that’s the opium that’s sold to the masses.  And they eat it up and they never get there, and they end up disillusioned.

Freedom is never freedom from.  If it’s freedom from anything, it’s not freedom at all. It’s freedom to. Are you free enough to be afraid?  Are you free enough to feel insecure?  Are you free enough not to know?  Are you free enough to know that you can’t know? Are you free enough to be totally comfortable knowing that you can’t know what’s around the next corner?  How you will feel about it?  How you will respond to it?  That you literally can’t know?  Are you free enough to be totally at ease and comfort with the way things actually are?  That’s freedom.  The other thing is the ego’s idea of freedom.
– Adyashanti

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