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The State of Freedom
A journey of Truth into the mind’s sanctuary
with the destination of inner Freedom.

C2. Requirements for companionship.

The mind thirsts for further expansion. He has the feeling that this entire trip he made questing for Freedom was nothing more than his required preparation and training for the next big step, which is companionship or comradeship.

He knows very well that up to now he has been living in an almost parallel world with very few intersections with the parallel worlds of his brothers. For the umpteenth time he admits and confesses his overgrown egocentrism, which is a result of the incorrect training he has been receiving since the beginning of his life[1]. All important inner passages he dared to do during the previous two steps’ units of the erection of the State of Freedom involved only his individual liberation.

The freedom he has attained – or, at least, the knowhow of how to feel free anew whenever his cobweb wraps him up again – is a blissful kind of energy which overflows from within; it is joy, which gushes from his body like nectar and makes him shine from self-existent vivacity and health and which does not expect from worldly joy sources to preserve it.

This abundance of joy is unprecedented for the mind, who had been used to the overage of causes for sorrow throughout the years. He does not know what to do with so much joy. For sure, he does not want to merely stand there motionless and relish it. Such an attitude would be a waste; this is how he feels. What is more, he is afraid that such idleness would be equal to stagnation, which would automatically result into the end of joy itself.

Hence, he is no more gratified by the mere continuation of practicing the inner exercises he was taught during the hitherto steps of his course. This practice does not cease to be indispensable for the sustained regeneration of freedom within his cells, but he has realized that, unless he finds recipients to channel them the joy overflow, in order for it to be somehow exploited, this waste will sooner or later hurt him like a boomerang.

Therefore, he must[2] As a result, it seems to be necessary for the mind to find paths for the channeling of his attained joy towards his brothers. The problem to be solved now is not located at his brothers. They are anyhow out there, within the world, sunk down into the anxieties of their cobwebs like him, and so their needs are more or less familiar to him. What is required now from the mind is to find or create the necessary inner paths, in order for the incessant and qualitative chan­neling of his personal redeeming experience to all his brothers to be assured.

He must It is important for him to learn how to decode their true needs which are hidden behind the common façades they wear. But it is evident that before this he must will first need to learn how to maintain his interest for their good unreduced; otherwise, it is sure that he will not engage in this issue in a profound way. In other words, he must will need to train all his cells to focus at the same time to both the internal work and the screams of distress which come from the world every single moment and can be heard only by a well-trained ear which has learned to love, care and affectionately bend over the problems of its brothers.

Furthermore, he must it is important for him to learn to never forget[3] to remind himself from time to time that his need for comradeship is purely selfish and not selfless like he would probably like to believe, because without comradeship the half-finished construction of the State of Freedom which he has built up to now will sooner or later fall apart. That is to say he must will need to exercise himself, so as to never indulge into[4] always observe and abstain from the arrogance and haughtiness towards his brothers who seem to have made fewer steps than him on the path of the spiritual development. He must wants to learn how to maintain this truth completely alive in his consciousness, so as to harbor a spontaneous and sincere feeling of gratitude for his brothers who accept to approach him and become recipients of the freedom and joy which overflow from him, recognizing that without their presence in his close environment and without the trust they put in him by accepting his offer, his freedom would be infertile and would fatally wither away soon.

He must wants to remember from now on that he is not superior to his brothers as to anything and must wants to always be open and prepared to admit that he might even be inferior to them. He longs to learn to really enjoy this humble mode of communication with them and feel instantly sad whenever he realizes the slightest trace of arrogance in his attitude, confess it, forgive it and immediately place it into the Warm and Well-lit Sanatorium of the Heart, entrusting its redemption to the transformative aid of the dedicated nurse Compassion, as only she is able to detect and sympathize with his Anxiety for redemption, which yells for help concealed behind the mask of Arrogance.

[1] (as it is explained in various previous chapters referring to the factors which contributed to this incorrect training of the mind since he was still a fetus in his mother’s womb)

[2] This “must” indicates the imperative need for certain indispensable prerequisites to be observed, in order that the mind assures the continuation and augmentation of the joy he feels now that he has got acquainted with Freedom. It does not encapsulate blame for his temporary impotence to follow these instructions, nor does it aspire to blackmail the mind emotionally by telling him that, if he does not do so and so, there is a strict judge who will withdraw his approval from him.

Nevertheless, the atmosphere created by the word “must” is particu­larly unpleasant and suffocating. Therefore, the mind decided to use instead other phrases, which are not only friendlier and balmier but also more precise regarding the notion they carry. For example, in­stead of “therefore, he must” he prefers the phrase “therefore, it is necessary”. He will follow this tactic also in the next paragraphs, by replacing the word “must”, which he had initially placed in the text, with the phrases which express his inner experience in a better way each time.

As a result, the text stops sounding like an austere rule with which the self is obliged to comply in order to secure for the mind the spiritual development and peace, and it becomes a guide full of love and respect from the mind’s side for the struggle of the self in order for the self to relish the spiritual development and peace. These are two diametrically opposed to each other life attitudes (see also chapter B1 titled “The rapist-mind repents of his despotism” and the footnote of chapter B5 titled “Acts of care for my self”).

[3] Also the word “never” sounds rough, autocratic and despotic like the word “must”, and therefore I replaced it with a much milder and friendlier wording, which will generate in the mind zeal and eagerness and will not trigger resistance, persistence and stubbornness in him.

[4] The same remark applies here again.

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