True freedom comes from the heart
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, Practice compassion.”
|Freedom in Love is an exploration of the sources of true happiness and freedom. With insights from eastern philosophy, it is based on the idea that genuine freedom, inner peace and happiness arise more naturally as a result of embracing universal compassion, maintaining the focus on the present moment, and gradually letting go of attachments. On this website you will find articles, information and inspiring quotes. The website, courses, workshops and retreats are run on the gift economy model.|
|“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
|Gandhi told us we must be the change we want to see in the world, and that there is no way to peace, peace is the way. Herein lies the route to positive change. One further ingredient seems to complete the picture: all of the major religions point to love as the key.
When we have love as the source of motivation our actions will be pure and conducive to the welfare of the self, other sentient beings and the environment. The feelings generated by such actions will be peaceful, loving, happy and contented. Happiness and equanimity will prevail.
“Let’s peace together our world.”
Itah Banda, age 8
|How do we extend love and forgiveness to those who have acted against us? Is it possible to feel love and compassion for those it can be very difficult to like? All of the religions tell us it is, but how? More
“It is in giving that we receive”St Frances
If we want to create a more harmonious way of life we must start by making the world a fairer place. Socrates said “Let him who would change the world first change himself.” An option that is open to individuals and organizations, to facilitate constructive change, is to adopt the gift economy model in work… more
The Tao is eternal
without beginning or end.
Without desire or possession
it is one with everything.
The sage is unattached to things
because s/he is one with everything.
Because s/he is one with everything
s/he is neither attached nor detached.
Translation by Asha