The old saying, “the truth will set you free” is so much deeper than that because it has to do with speaking the truth. People get in arguments about “What is truth”, and “nobody knows what the truth is.” and “It is your truth or my truth.”
They don’t realize that speaking truth is the doorway to the universal truth. The universal truth is in the action of speaking the truth. Universal truth includes your truth and my truth. We will still have ”Who took the last cookie”, and “Who slammed the door”. We still have an individual truth, and through that individual truth is the opening to being free.
Being free also has so much greater depth to it. Free means to be unencumbered, to have no attachments, no beliefs and not be trapped and limited by thought. The depth of that is huge. If you are going to be free, you have to give up all those things you are attached to. This includes your children and your parents and others in your life. I don’t mean that you have to physically give them up. I mean to psychologically stop carrying them around — end the attachment you have with them.
As long as you say “my children” or “my parents” or put the word my to anything, there is an attachment, an ownership. What you own, owns you. What you own is always with you, weighing you down, keeping you from seeing reality. Ironically once you no longer have those attachments, these same people can assist you in seeing reality.
Words have a depth to them. They are so deep that when you follow them, you get to the place of the word itself, the word happened after the thing. If you ever cared to become the thing, then you have to go through the word.
To be free we must detach from the things we have an attachment to. Just making a simple linguistic change could do it. No longer use those labels to refer to yourself or others. Some people have used the word offspring rather than my children. This is a new way of looking at them, so they no longer will be following the dictates of the roles you have set for son or daughter. You have released both the ownership and the roles/labels, and you did it by using linguistics, words. Words are creation if they are spoken new.
When you release all your attachments, you will be free. You will be new as you will not have all the old things around you anymore. This will give you the opportunity to do what you have been waiting all your life to do – grow up. We are all children living in adult bodies. The world has programmed and conditioned us to where by the age of four we have stopped being human and became robots. Once you make a break from that conditioning and start doing something new, you become free and you can start to raise yourself to be an adult human being.
We all failed at raising ourselves. We didn’t have a chance, really. We were trained and conditioned from the moment we were born to be robots. To follow the rules was drummed into us over and over by everyone we met. It is no wonder we could not, as young children, keep our original intelligence. We were rewarded for knowledge instead. We were rewarded for following the rules and often punished when we used intelligence. So, we all failed.
Now we have the opportunity to raise ourselves anew, and we need to do that with first acknowledging we are trained robots and see that we are programmed and conditioned by our beliefs. That we have failed. Acknowledging the failure allows the failure to complete itself so something new can happen.
And then speak the truth of it, and be free.