What does it mean when we say “we are free to do anything we want”?
It means we are deluded into thinking we are isolated individuals outside of an interconnect world. Everything I do affects everything else around me, so long as I related to it in some way.
So the question is is there any thing, space or time from which we are not related to all else? Experience tells me no. Some may argue that freedom is in the mind. But if the mind is located in the body, in the brain, then it is itself a relational operation. There is no thing which operates outside of things, space and time. Every action has real consequences. To think that even your thoughts do not have consequences is to be sorely mistaken. For although they do not have immediate “outer” consequences they have “inner” ones. They affect the body that thinks. To think is in itself an action.
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Ironically, you’re reading my mind! The mind is the greatest of illusions.
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Perhaps mind is the illusion. The very thought of “I” makes both I and not “I”, just as the creator of the ship also created the shipwreck. And focus on “I” cuts you off from your lived experience to thoughts about experience, which are neither actions or of importance.
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