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Psychological Freedom

List of What You Need to Be Free From

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“I don’t mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom.” —Jiddu Krishnamurti

What is psychological freedom?

Psychological freedom is what you are born with and what you lose as you enter more and more into bondage by identifying self as: labels, names, terms, characteristics, memories, styles, descriptions, successes, failures, talents, abilities, interests, roles, masks, experiences, titles, degrees, occupations, possessions, knowledge, hurts, pleasures, images, concepts, constructs, types, habits, etc.

    1. Psychological freedom is freedom from attachment.
    2. Psychological freedom is freedom from identifying with anything.
    3. Psychological freedom is when you are a being and neither a doing nor a knowing.

What is there to be free from?

  • Free from the fear of opinions of your self.
  • Free from having to prove your self.
  • Free from having to justify your self.
  • Free from the fear of self-ridicule.
  • Free from self-doubt.
  • Free from self-damning.
  • Free from manipulation of your ego.
  • Free from your ego.
  • Free from the game of pride or shame.
  • Free from the lies of self-esteem.
  • Free from the pressure to be something.
  • Free from the pressures to become something.
  • Free from self-rating.
  • Free from other-rating.
  • Free from depression.
  • Free from shame.
  • Free from pride.
  • Free from ego-based anger.
  • Free from ego-based anxiety.
  • Free from competition.
  • Free from personality politics.
  • Free from voodoo emotions.
  • Free from pushing your own buttons and blaming others for it.
  • Free from the blame game.
  • Free from whining to win.
  • Free from damning.
  • Free from envy.
  • Free from consuming to be something.
  • Free from compulsively protecting your ego, self-esteem, pride.
  • Free from slavery to ego, self-esteem, pride.
  • Free from the endless death of becoming.

Quotations on Freedom

“Once you reach the end of your spiritual journey, you will find freedom, a release from suffering.” —Dhammapada: The Enlightened One, verse 90

“Release the past, the present, and the future. Give your mind the freedom it needs to take you beyond suffering.” —Dhammapada: Desires, verse 348

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” —Galatians 5:1

“The true aspirant is always striving for freedom and, as they have no home, is always moving onwards.” —Dhammapada: The Enlightened One, verse 91

Related Pages

  1. 8 Thinking Skills for Detaching
  2. Attachment & Detachment
  3. Desire: Attachment to Desire Is the Problem, Not Desire
  4. Deconstructivism: The Answer
  5. Detachment & Identity
  6. Freedom—Spiritual
  7. Quotations by Topic: Detachment & Attachment
  8. Spiritual Surrender’s Seven Steps
  9. Use Negation, Not Destruction

Quotations from Various Sources

Organized Alphabetically

“A fool is only a fool because he won’t see he is a fool.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” —James Joyce 

“But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.” —Hebrews 12:8 

“By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future benefit.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 194. 

“Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.” —Proverbs 15:5 

“Failure doesn’t have anything to do with your intrinsic value as a person.” —Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 206 

“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” —Hebrews 12:6 

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” —Cicero 

“If we eliminated all errors, we would also eliminate much discovery, art, insight, learning, and creativity that results from facing errors.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?” —Hebrews 12:7 

“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:” —Proverbs 3:11 

“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.” —Julien Green 

“The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.” —Julien Green 

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” —Norman Vincent Peale 

“When receiving correction, the wise seeks to learn, and the fool seeks to justify with excuses.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

Quotations from Scripture on Counseling

“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:” —Proverbs 1:5 

“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” —Proverbs 11:14 

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” —Proverbs 12:15 

“Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.” —Proverbs 12:20 

“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.” —Proverbs 15:22 

“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.” —Proverbs 19:20 

“Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.” —Proverbs 20:18 

“Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.” —Isaiah 16:3 

“Extol not thyself in the counsel of thine own heart; that thy soul be not torn in pieces as a bull [straying alone.]” —Ecclesiasticus 6:2 

“As timber girt and bound together in a building cannot be loosed with shaking: so the heart that is stablished by advised counsel shall fear at no time.” —Ecclesiasticus 22:16 

“Give not over thy mind to heaviness, and afflict not thyself in thine own counsel.” —Ecclesiasticus 30:21 

“A man of counsel will be considerate; but a strange and proud man is not daunted with fear, even when of himself he hath done without counsel.” —Ecclesiasticus 32:18 

“And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it.” —Ecclesiasticus 37:13 

“Let reason go before every enterprise, and counsel before every action.” —Ecclesiasticus 38:33 

“Gold and silver make the foot stand sure: but counsel is esteemed above them both.” —Ecclesiasticus 40:25