The issues of “Doing what I want.”

In our globalized culture, to do “what I want” is synonymous of freedom. It is the “seal of acceptance” of any mainstream spirituality, that is spirituality for the masses.

The movement of rebellion against any type of system is the representation of the “I do what I want” logo.

Few will realize that the “normal” person merely repeats what he has been taught. Conditioning has many layers and although outwardly many will profess to be free from some hang up or trauma, the fact is that self-knowledge is not something typically for the masses to take up. At least, while the thought of “I do what I want” prevails.

Being confined in the system of the “I” is not freedom at all. For instance, many times we will act based on some thought of the way that “ I use to act” in a similar condition. We call that “consistency.” Through that it is easy for others to know what to expect. I recall the person who walks every day through the same place at noon, while the church clock sounds or the person who does not respond to e-mails until the night, for that it his “policy.” We become predictable and as we open up in consciousness, we will see how big of an obstacle that “predictability” could be, which is a golden jail of perceived security.

Anything that asserts the “I” becomes individuation, which separates from the rest. This is not something bad for it it is necessary in society, but it will add up in building the ego unless it is observed.

“I do what I want” is the jail of the self, for the unaware individual.