All morning I had this on my mind :
,, In other words, I am free to do as I please, you MUST be tolerant and let me do it. Or… I am free to do as I please, you ARE NOT FREE to choose if you want to tolerate this or not. Well… we already have a breach of one’s basic human rights. ''
Somehow, I can't let go of this ...
To be free... isn't this defined , above all, by letting go of habits , needs and addictions ?!
And therefore, if tolerating the ones beside me, makes me feel deprived of my freedom , somehow forced, means that I can't unchain myself from personal dogmas and that I am not able to perceive, accept and understand other's point of view ?
Therefore I am asking : Where is the freedom?! Trapped in my own beliefs and principles, does this not mean that I would be a slave of my own mind , of my own beliefs , of my own overcomed thinking patterns ?
Isn't it the definition of freedom itself the autonomy from the rest of the world ? from the rest of the world and from your yesterday's beliefs? From the yesterday's YOU?
Day by day , I evolve . Who I am today is free to contradict the One I will be tomorrow, and who I will be tomorrow is free to be whatever I will feel to be =)
So, I am free to be whomever I want to be , and you are free to evolve and express yourself as you feel.
Even more because I am free to see you through the mirror of my soul is an additional reason to understand that the only freedom that I really need is the freedom towards me ! And being tolerant to others is nothing else than a proof of a good , healthy relationship with myself and that I am indeed a FREE MAN!
Free to see , understand and tolerate you.