How very precious is the freedom of independence from relying on anything outside of oneself! Without such freedom, people often feel that their soul is being suffocated. This is due to the lack of breathing room to move, think, and feel life with the sense of liberty that comes from not being dependent on anything or anyone outside of oneself.
How many people today live lives of quiet, or at times, not so quiet desperation? How many people feel trapped by other people, or by conditions in their lives? How many feel this way, believing, for example, that they have no choice but to remain in some form of employment with which they feel very uncomfortable? How many feel that they are in a relationship with a spouse or significant other that they cannot abandon, even though they wish to, for fear of losing financial, emotional, or sexual support?
Whether it regards employment, income, or personal life issues, having to live without a feeling of independence is pure misery for many. The truth, however, is that people do tend to become dependent upon employers, significant others, spouses, family members, and friends.
Founder, Dr. Paul Leon Masters' Weekly Mystical Insights