There is only one place you are ever free - if you choose it - in the mind. The body in culture and nature isn’t free. Gravity holds you to the ground, and laws restrict airspace should you obtain a flying craft.
You may have freedom over mundane selections - pasta or potatoes tonight - and, although we have been trained to restrict this choice in our minds, we have the choice to live or to die (unless someone gets suspicious and limits even that). The choice to live in the body or out of it.
The only true freedom is the freedom within your own imagination. Test yours. What can you imagine? What do you not allow yourself to imagine?
How can one lay down their life as a willing sacrifice? Because they know. There is no death. The transition being no more meaningful than walking through a door.
Use your imagination like directing and PERFECTING a movie. How many takes will the director shoot to get the scene right? Tell your story of the future present you desire as mythology, imagining and reimagining it until you have it perfected.
Rewrite the rules as you go. Your conditioning will pop up and say,”that won’t work”, you reply to these taboos, “That’s right, and to overcome that block we will do x.” and move past it. Keep moving. Everything the cultural conditioning throws at you becomes the next step to getting there.
That’s a wrap.