How to be free from the status quo
Who am I? Who would I be if I did not know who I am? What is the difference between who I am supposed to be and who I am meant to be? Why do I care so much about what other people think about me? How do I set boundaries? How do I let go of all the fear, guilt, worry, etc., plaguing my life? When do I live my dreams, my aspirations, my missions for myself? Where do I begin to find the balance between the self and the other? And finally, how to be free from the status quo?
Well, perhaps we are born free or enslaved. Nonetheless, it is more than possible that we are limitless within the limited. Yet, for most of us, we are only sampling or appetizing our finest potential. The whole iceberg or entree of our being dances on the tip of our nose, but somehow we cannot see what is broad daylight.
Why is this? Why must the light blind us more than the entity of darkness itself?
We can argue that our socioeconomic features do not matter. Whether we are black or white, gay or straight, rich or poor, etc., we still deserve the best quality of life. It is not a matter of making the right or wrong decision. Quite the contrary, all that matters is doing what is best.
That said, we all need to take a breather from, in, and of life. Of course, this does not mean give up every time the going gets rough. However, it is crucial to establish limits within ourselves to expand around our self-imposed status quo. Presumably, it does not hurt to revisit an issue with a fresh, reinvigorated perspective. Then again, we could argue that freedom is just as much choice as a condition of nature.
Because of this, some of our best breakthroughs arrive when we are trying the least. In other words, being ourselves allow us to experience the ripest variant of freedom.
Isn’t it an imprisoning feeling to keep trying to make something work, and it doesn’t? How do we feel when our eyes lie to us, and everything is going in the opposite direction?
Also, we cannot please everyone. Sometimes we give too much. Other times all we do is take. So, it is helpful to stop trying to be everything to everyone else. Instead, we must start being everything to ourselves. As a result, we are more likely to give to others, i.e., be what they need, without trying.
How to be Free vs. Trying to be Free
Why are we trying to be happy when we are happy? Why are we trying to be free when we are free?
One of the most significant steps for how to be free from the status quo is conserving our energy. Indeed, society is an energy vampire. Thus, society manipulates us to think we either sink or swim, top or bottom, win or lose, etc. Nonetheless, we are all those things and then some in at least some respects. Yet, the catch is we are learning.
Regardless of how we perform in every battle, we are learning how to win the war. Life is not as black and white as it seems. That said, we are living in an infinite spectrum of grayness. There is no price for freedom.
Only the illusion of loss. Only the simulation of real life.
Yet, what is real life?
After all, inside out is a motto for a reason.
How can we know what is real out there if we do not know what is real here? How can we earn freedom in our external circumstances if we do not believe our internal condition deserves such rewards?
Interestingly enough, we cannot be sure of the little we do know. Perhaps everything is a [working] hypothesis. The most we can garner out of the experiment of life is provisional acceptance.
So, what is true freedom? How can it be experienced in the five-plus senses? Why must it be so hard to come by if everyone is freedom whether they realize it or not?
We must speculate whether we are born blind or if society robs us blind. Either way, we must see the fullest extent to which we are blind. As such, the same concept applies to enslavement. Yet, we can argue that life is not being a prison. That would imply that life is to blame for blindness.
Isn’t life what we make it, how we prefer to filter and perceive it?
Perhaps it is the ego. The ego is the darkness or the scales on our eyes.
Maybe we are the status quo who we need to break free. In other words, the status quo is just as much of a personal, existential construct as it is a societal one.
Consequently, all the power lies within us. Every time we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, we are living, breathing proof that the status quo can and will break.
First and foremost, however, we must know the rules. Arguably, this is the most effective way to bend and break the confines embedded in the psyche, humane or otherwise. Then again, perhaps it is less about acquiring knowledge and more about understanding the following:
(How to be free) I don’t know what I don’t know
Therefore, we must recognize that we don’t have all the answers. We are indeed quite ignorant in the grand scheme of things. Of course, this is okay. We cannot hold ourselves accountable in the face of legitimate ignorance. Yet, when we become aware of such barriers, we must take accountability for educating ourselves about the prison of life.
To reiterate, we are limitless within the limited.
Why must the limitless experience limitations? Why must the free spirits experience the soul of enslavement?
There are no right or wrong answers here. Until proven otherwise, every perspective is equally valid. This journey is a normal, healthy process of trial and error. The process is neither trial nor error but the synthesis of the two.
As such, there is an element of duality in how to be free from the status quo.
In some respects, freedom requires challenging the status quo, making noise, and going against the grain. Then again, this type of freedom must be intrinsically motivated to sustain an external difference. Because of this, the status quo’s future begins with every individual.
Believe it or not, the same philosophy applies to karma. Karma is not a *****. Karma is not about reaping what we sow. Quite the contrary, karma is all about balance. Of course, this is rooted in science as well.
In other words, for every action, there is an equal but opposite reaction
As with change, it is neither positive nor negative. Perhaps it is just amoral, or as is, or merely provisionally accurate at best.
Again, this is okay. Also, we are valid to think that life is just as much of a playground as it is a battlefield.
Moreover, we are the origin point. We are the Genesis of how to be free from the status quo. Because of this, we must free ourselves if we must free the world from the inside out.
We must view ourselves in a higher light as we are. We are more than the refutation of the status quo. Indeed, we are much better than the sum of our parts. How is that for a status update?!!
As such, we must be free if we are to manifest freedom. No matter the circumstances, we are in condition to think, feel, and thereby be free. We are in good condition.
Couldn’t we place our hands over our hearts and set the intention to be free? Did we not know the heart is thousands of times more potent than the head?
How to be Free: The Status Quo [Apocalypse]
That said, every time we do something that makes us feel free, we are emitting this frequency to the universe. As a result, the universe returns the favor and thereby attracts a similar vibration. So, instead of focusing on what makes us feel powerless, helpless, and imprisoned, we must focus on who we are: powerful, helpful, and free from the status quo.
In the end, everything that makes us so different is what concurrently makes us the same. After all, we are not monkey minds. We are a rainbow of freedom inside.
Indeed, we must stop allowing distractions to become the focus. After all, we are kings and queens letting a peasant dismantle us from our throne. Yet, regardless of our status quo role, we are royalty in a free zone.
Aren’t we beautiful because of our scars? Didn’t it take more than a day for Rome to become what it is today? Don’t we experience more freedom for embracing the goodness inherent in all that makes us different, queer, foreign, authentic, and last but not least unique? Why might a threat or challenge to the status quo be a blessing in disguise? Why must we insist on putting ourselves in a box when our true nature is unlabeled and outside of the box? How can we take off the mask of the status quo and finally let ourselves breathe?
So, how to be free from the status quo, we ask? Well, didn’t we, the Yin Yang Yogis, invent dynamite?!!