I have found that the two kinds of freedoms, 1. freedom from and 2. freedom for are a team.
People have a different level of craving for one of these freedoms, and that's what drives their growth.
My stronger driver, for example, is 'freedom for'. And I liberated and empowered it in me from the moment I first heard the Rainer Maria Rilke 1 poem quoted on a Landmark event back in 1985... "If I don't manage to fly, someone else will. The spirit wants only that there be flying. As for who happens to do it, in that he has only a passing interest."
I remember whispering it to my myself: Please god, let it be me. Continue reading "Independence Day"