Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Freedom (Fragment of a letter)

Freedom is something we lose before we realise we have it. Freedom is something we give away before we know what to do with it. Once lost it can only be regained at the price of suffering – for Freedom has an awareness of itself, and its price is high. Freedom is won by very few. It is a state of mind which is beyond self. It cannot exist in the selfish. It does not rest in the soul of the mercenary. Freedom is beyond price. It is neither bought nor sold, neither is it given or taken. Few ever find it, but some, whose sufferings bring compassion and understanding, may catch a glimpse.

Dian Garrett
Art Teacher and Friend
October 1974

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