What would be material freedom?
Never take anything. Don’t need anything.
Be always giving, if you may please.
Don’t even expect gratitude or praise.
I see merit in not taking anything.
If something comes, accept them.
Never ask in person. That will enslave you.
All our golden handcuffs are asked upon.
I keep asking for recognition.
I ask for praise; for appreciation.
For money; for accolades.
Binds you. They bind you in a cage.
Look for the space of emptiness.
Doing your dharma of giving as much.
Maybe in a coming life, freedom….
We have asked for so much already!
I know I need freedom. Breathing easy.
We know how valuable freedom really is.
Scared to work. Scared to think.
Freedom is so scarce to us today.
Maybe this is a desperate plea.
Even if matter is not sought,
We seek emotional perks.
No perks at all will set us free.
How may I not look for any perks?
What about the sense of safety then?
Fears hound us in questions of freedom.
I like to be free even from fear!