One day I heard a phrase that touched me to the heart: "Only those who are moving to Freedom are happy. Where there is no freedom, there is no happiness." I was shocked by such a simple thought.
Indeed, the whole history of mankind is the history of obtaining freedom and losing it. The whole story of each person is a story of obtaining and losing freedom. We get education in order to be more educated, to make better decisions, not to fall for manipulations. That is - not to become a victim of hostile influence. And, in the end, to be more free.
Turmoils make us weaker, more unfree - if we can't cope with them. But if we were able to make the right decision and overcome stress, there is more resistance to stress in us, and therefore more freedom.
We strive to create a family to protect our inner world from shocks and stresses, because a family can be able to protect a person from them. We want to be stronger, independent and richer in order to have greater freedom and then - happiness.
But, independence from circumstances, is it really freedom that leads to happiness? What does it mean to be free and happy? Are there those who really achieved this, in the material or spiritual spheres? If so, what does it look like? Is it possible to achieve happiness by gaining only material or only spiritual freedom? Or they should somehow be combined?
These questions were the main topic for me throughout my life. I always looked for answers, trying hard, making mistakes, failing, rising up again and groping in the darkness of my ignorance. The result of my quest is this book.
Here are the answers, real ones, tested by the experience of life. Have I achieved happiness, realization, a combination of spiritual and material freedom? Indeed, yes. Therefore, I can share the experience that I have. Experience of obtaining live freedom.