Getting along with parents

How do you see freedom? Perhaps you find it difficult to reconcile how you can assert your freedom and still obey your parents.

Freedom is a much misunderstood word. To some, freedom is being able to do what they like, when they like, with no restraint or control. They want instant gratification. Frequently this causes them to seek freedom in drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence. But instead of freeing them, these habits control them and deprive them of self-control.

In fact, the freedom that needs to be seen and proved is freedom from domination by the material senses. The belief in matter enslaves us—not people. It is this dominion over the material senses we need to assert—freedom from the belief that we are dependent on matter for happiness; freedom from human limitations; freedom from the pressure of time and personal responsibility.

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Testimony of Healing
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