Freedom is often the name given to the easy way out, the path or the means by which one escapes, the option opposite and opposing facing what is before you.
Instead of fleeing, remain to contemplate, to explore, to cultivate your essence as a human being in inter-relation with all that is outside of you. In the place of fear, arouse an awakened, luminous mind, a pure consciousness, a life unencumbered by the grasping and the clinging of attachments.
Freedom lies not in avoidance, but in acceptance.
The most courageous act is to think for yourself – aloud – to disembroil yourself from the ravelled, choking maze of caution. You could be brilliant, but cowardice extinguishes brilliance. You could be truthful, but cowardice mutes the voice of candour. You could be self-sacrificing, but cowardice refuses to act.