Measuring our progress in life against external standards, we do not consider ourselves intrinsically worthwhile, and our sense of self-esteem is never secure.
Always on the defensive, grasping for what supports our position, we hesitate to trust ourselves or follow our own values.
Without really wanting to, we may find ourselves ‘going with the flow’, unwilling to risk our position by standing up for what we believe in.
We may be gaining our prestige, status, wealth, or power at the cost of our integrity.
Knowledge of Freedom