Not religious complications
Nor complex ideology;
Not a life of rules and regulations
Nor idiomatic phraseology
Provides satisfaction or emotional peace,
Self-acceptance or love,
Nor trouble’s surcease.
These things can only arrive from
Courage and humility,
Facing fear and staying alive, and
Accepting our status humbly.
Freeing the spirit and letting it wander,
Overcoming the chains that hold back our wonder;
These are the methods to heal our enslavement,
Transcend our limitations, and release our amazement .
The simple spirit of freedom is what we want,
To slip the chains of control and confront
The devil that demands our supplication and bending
In a life of dependency and obedience never-ending;
Or the psychological games we play inside us,
The maze with no exit that traps us like Midas,
With a golden touch that kills all around us,
A gift a wealth that becomes a curse,
The poverty of freedom that accompanies a bulging purse.
No, freedom is simple, its spirit around us.
Look to the stars for guidance,
They’ve already found us.
The world of spirit, of information,
A medium of consciousness, of contemplation,
Forever exists, we just need to listen.
It’s there, it’s real, and it beckons and glistens.