Modern day slavery is being compelled to act, somewhat unconsciously, which does not end up serving our own good. It’s as if there were a “master” demanding and compelling us to do something which ultimately is not in our own best interest. Every day, millions of people all over the world, subject themselves to the slavery of work, technology, people and emotions; rushing past their lives in a robotic frenzy, a quest for instant gratification, despite the future consequences of their spouses and partners saying, HEY! WHAT ABOUT ME?
On the Journey to Freedom, you’ll discover how to temper out of control emotions. You’ll discover why we let other people and situations annoy us and how to begin to trust and protect ourselves. You’ll discover the fine line between letting technology enslave our precious time, while balancing it with healthy play. And, you’ll discover how to transform your life into being a human being instead of a human doing. In this book I will refer to this sense of slavery as “addiction,” while presenting the character traits needed to extinguish “these defects of character” as described in the 12-step programs. You don’t have to be an addict or have an “addiction” to benefit from reading. It succinctly presents the problem and the solution for anyone who feels enslaved to work, people, technology or their emotions.
There is a strange relationship between modern day slavery and freedom. On the one hand people want the freedom to do as they please, without restrictions, rules, deadlines, people, society or religion telling them what to do. Yet a society without rules, laws, deadlines and leadership leads to chaos. Freedom to do as we please without considering others, makes everyone and everything else less of a priority.
Conversely, we can enjoy freedom even with restrictions and rules, when the restrictions and rules are specifically designed to bring us closer to our own authentic self through spirituality, trust, mindfulness and play. The Journey to Freedom combines these pieces into one system, exploring the elements that enslave us today and the gentle path toward true freedom and emotional integrity.