This world is not a permanent place, it is a passage, a road on which you are passing. There are two kinds of people here: One is the kind of those who have sold their souls for eternal damnation, the other is of those who have purchased their souls and freed them from damnation. "Imam Ali A.S.
Everyone wants to be free. There are no exceptions. Everyone wants the freedom to live the way they want to. Everyone hates being told what to do, and everyone dreads the possibility of their own decisions being influenced by anyone else. Everyone wants to feel that they are the ones influencing their own lives, that they are the only masters of their decisions. Everyone wants to be free. There's no arguing that.
Which is why everyone calls for freedom of speech, the freedom to express your opinions, the freedom to practice whatever religion you want, the freedom to wear whatever you want, the freedom to choose who makes up your government, the freedom to choose the kinds of food you eat and the products or services you use....and it goes on.
And today, almost everyone's living in a state of perceived freedom. Everyone's happy looking out into the world from their own bubbles.
What they don't realize is that they couldn't be further from freedom if they tried
“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” says Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French Pilot, Writer and Author of 'The Little Prince', 1900-1944)
Well then, there is something called enslaving people in their faces- telling them what to do and what not to do and in cases like this, the enslaved person knows they are enslaved. There is another thing which is much worse, where the enslaved is in a perceived state of freedom, but they are being told what to do and what not to do, except the difference this time is a control of the MIND whereby the enslaved person stays under the impression that they are behaving out of own free will and that they are free souls.
And this is the worst kind of slavery, because not only are their physical actions controlled but so are their hearts and souls, to the point that, in the case they ever face a free decision to make, they will prefer being enslaved. Their slavery has become a part of themselves so much so that stepping out of it is stepping out of the comfort zone. Empowering hearts and minds is the perfect perfect way to control the masses. Because:
"Until the become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they they have rebelled they cannot become conscious." -"1984" George Orwell
How can you think you are free when you are being fed so much from every corner, on all the things you can use to make you "happy"? Look at everybody around you and what they are chasing- they are all victims of this system that is enforcing everyone to run after worldly things- that give you a moment of empty pleasure, and then leaves you still hungry for more and more, until there is nothing left to take and yet you find yourself still unhappy and still unsatisfied.
They feed you images of almost naked women, images of money and more money, alcohol and drugs, trying to appeal to all your senses and engulf you into their slavery. If you have no foundation in yourself to start with, or an unstable one, you are going to be one of their successful projects- another easy victim, another mind and heart to control, another soul sold to us.
If you wear the clothes that the magazines tell you to wear, eat the food that the tv ads tell you to wear, look for the kind of love that the movies tell you you'll find, spend your savings on a car they tell you will turn heads, believe the stories on the news that the media tells you to believe, preach to others the stuff they tell you to preach; if you find yourself attaching your own value to material things, if you find yourself taking the word of the news withfout any questioning, if you find yourself referring to movies for the definition of what's cool and what's not, if you find yourself listening to their music with all your heart and letting the words sink, if you find yourself constantly referring to new rules of what to think, believe, act,
know then, that you are not free.
And you'll never be free until you realize that you can only be truly happy when you are truly free. You can never be truly free unless your happiness does not rely on anything material, anything worldy, anything TEMPORARY. When you think for yourself. When you let go of all these desires being forced into you, and focus on true soulful nutrition and inner peace. When your one and only reliance is one the One and Only Independant God, the Only Perfection, who alone can guarantee your happiness and your freedom.
Because you are a human, you have the right to be free, and the only thing worthy of your total submission is Perfection.
So don't be a sheep in the flock, and don't give up your soul to anyone. Ask yourself, is this all the world has to offer?
3:160 If God helps you, none can overcome you: If He forsakes you, who is there, after that, that can help you? in God, then, let believers put their trust.
2:16 These are they who have bartered Guidance for error: But their traffic is profitless, and they have lost true direction
2:90 Miserable is the price for which they have sold their souls
9:111 God hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs in return is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Qur'an: and who is more faithful to his covenant than God? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.