I discovered this truth recently when my life veil was unexpectedly lifted before my eyes. As the imperfections of my life became clear, surprisingly a sense of calmness came over me... I no longer had to strive to be something more than all those around me. I could now join the real world and also be real. What relief that was for me. That's freedom.
An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth." The boy thought about it, and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?" The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed."