The freedom our heart longs for isn't free, any more than a breathtaking view from high atop a mountain can be experienced by someone standing on the valley floor. Yes, of course the view is free, but only once we do the work of reaching that place wherein such natural beauty dwells.
Here is one proven way you can learn to work in the Now to ensure that you reach ever-higher levels of personal freedom. Our honest examination of the following spiritual assertion -- based upon our own life experience with others -- proves our need to realize its promise.
We are spiritually free when we no longer want anything to do with sitting in judgment of others, regardless of their perceived transgression. We realize that we live in an intelligent universe whose unerring system of justice ensures that no act--good or evil--goes unrewarded.
Meditate on what the assertion means in and of itself. Let the freedom it illustrates awaken in you the remembrance of that part of you that knows its inherent truth. Then, consciously allow your mind to contrast your present level of freedom with that of the example you have just finished considering.
Implied Exercise: Learn what it means to leave those who would punish you with word or deed to the bitter fruit of their own designs. Let go of the judge in you by recognizing we cannot hold someone's feet to the fire without suffering getting burned ourselves.