What is freedom? It is non-dependence. You can rely on it, you can interact with it, you can get it, you can give it, but you don’t rely on it. Therefore, it is also possible to lose. Why? There is no self that one has to establish.

All relationships exist only in the present, not in the past nor in the future. If our relationships are deeply rooted in the past or aimed at the future, we have already lost the present. In this way, we miss out on freedom and compassion.