Opening the gate of freedom…

“When I was young, I wanted to change the world and failed. When I grew older, I wanted to change my nation and again failed. Now when I am old enough, I begin to understand that the key of change is changing my self. The beautiful news, when I change my self the world also change”, that’s the message of the wise which inspire me since young age. It makes me experience less energy drain from the mind. It makes my life steps into perfect freedom.

To go into that direction, first of all release yourself from the prisoner of the past. The past is no longer make you, but the past begin to teach you. When you focus on the lessons, not the punishment, you get out from the cage of the past. The others’s opinion is another cage. The earlier you free yourself from the last prison the better. Remember, life is healthier when you don’t pay too much attention to the other’s opinion. It’s about them not you.

To most people, the future is also a cage. It creates doubt, fear, uncertainty in the present. Instead of poisoning the mind with fear, combine these beautiful ingredients: “Do all the best, embrace the fruits also with the best”. At the same time never forget, those who do the best in the present is preparing the best future. As soon as you’re free from the above three cages, you begin to be a free souls. The clear mirror, look deep inside when you’re alone. If you feel comfortable by being alone, congratulation, you open the gate of freedom. To facilitate fellow light seekers, now let’s undertand deeper, what is the meaning of free souls.

The spirit of independence & authenticity…

Free souls is a concept often associated with individuals who embody a spirit of independence, authenticity, and a desire for exploration beyond societal norms. These individuals prioritize personal freedom, self-expression, and the pursuit of their passions over conformity and traditional expectations.

A free soul lives life on their own terms, valuing experiences and personal growth over material possessions or status. They are often seen as nonconformists who question established norms and challenge the status quo. Their choices reflect a deep-seated desire to live authentically, embracing their true selves without fear of judgment or rejection.

Continuous quest for meaning & fulfillment..

The journey of a free soul is marked by a continuous quest for meaning and fulfillment. This journey can manifest in various ways, such as traveling to new places, engaging in creative pursuits, or exploring different philosophies and lifestyles. Free souls are driven by curiosity and a hunger for new experiences, always seeking to expand their horizons and deepen their understanding of the world and themselves.

In relationships, free souls value genuine connections and mutual respect. They often seek like-minded individuals who share their values and outlook on life. However, their need for autonomy means they may shy away from overly restrictive or controlling dynamics, preferring relationships that allow space for individual growth and freedom.

In essence, being a free soul is about embracing life’s uncertainties with an open heart and mind, finding joy in the journey, and staying true to oneself despite external pressures. It’s a celebration of the human spirit’s boundless potential and an unwavering commitment to living a life of purpose and passion.

Practical steps…

1. All freedom begin with free mind. For that reason, train the mind to be open. Quoting from the ancient wisdom, mind is like parachute. It does not function, unless it’s open.

2. Respect differences. Since the begininngless beginning, life is always colorful. While small and narrow mind live in black & white, free souls live in the home of rainbow. It’s beautiful because of accomodating many differences.

3. Live and let live. In the moment of rainfall, chicken hide under the tree, duck jump into the pond. They are different, but they are happy as they are. The same thing happen with human life,

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About the author

H.H. Guruji Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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