How to Find True Freedom?


I have been feeling confusion and a deep sadness everyday because I have a longing to live a life that is beyond any ordinary human life. I desire all forms of freedom but I feel like I don’t have freedom because of the duties of everyday life. Could this mean that my soul is wanting to obtain liberation from the materialistic world?

—Michelle, USA


Dear Michelle,

It is the destiny for all us to attain enlightenment and liberation, so the answer to your question is a resounding yes!

The real issue is what do we do right now to live a more fulfilling life. Enlightenment and liberation are attained when we are able to offer ourselves completely to God. We need to release the hold the ego has on us and live more from our soul. This is the true freedom that we seek.

Meditation is a primary key in unfolding to our true nature; that which is in superconsciousness. Through meditation we are able to transcend the pull of duality and thereby live in our highest potential.

There are a number of important qualities that will support us in our spiritual growth: devotion, attunement, humility, peace, calmness, joy, energy, intuition.

I would recommend that you read the book, The Essence of Self-Realization; The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda. It has many helpful and inspiring insights that I think you will gain from.

Blessings on you spiritual journey.

In divine friendship,

Nayaswami Pranaba