What does ‘freedom’ mean?

Does the eagle want to swim in the sea, restricted by the sky?

Does the fish want to dance on the wind; not enough river to explore?


Yet the sky is freedom for the bird but death for the fish.

The sea is wide for the fish but will engulf the bird.


We ask for freedom but freedom to do what?

We can only express our nature as it was created.


The prayer mat of the earth is freedom,

Freedom from slavery to other than the One,

Who offers a shoreless ocean of love to swim in

And a horizon that extends to the next life…


Yet we choose the prison

And call it ‘freedom’.