Whenever Preferences are Held, Freedom is Lost
The purest freedom . . . is the freedom from fear.


The purest freedom sought by the Toltecs-- both those of the past and the present-- is the freedom from fear. We can only be free from fear when we hold no preferences or expectations for our selves, our lives, or our affairs. Even to have the preference for good health, means that the fear of poor health is always stalking in the shadows. If the preference is for financial abundance, then poverty will always be stalking you. And the biggest trick of all: If the preference for Spiritual Enlightenment is held, then the fear of being a regular old vulnerable human will always prowl the shadows of your life. And you will not be free.

To be free is to release attachment to Outcome. To be free is to know yourself simply as Awareness, watching the amazing drama of needs and fears, conditions and expectations in your mind and your life.

It is the path of the Spiritual Warrior of many traditions.


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Allan Hardman is an author and expert on personal and spiritual transformation, relationships, emotional healing-- and a Toltec Master in the lineage of don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements.™ Allan teaches in Sonoma County, CA, and from “The House of the Eagles,” his winter home in Chacala, Nayarít, Mexico. He guides Journeys of the Spirit to sacred sites in Mexico, and hosts wellness vacations in Chacala. He is the author of The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book, and co-author of two books with Deepak Chopra, Caroline Myss, Dr. Andrew Weil, Prince Charles, and others. Visit Allan’s extensive website at www.joydancer.com, and TACO, his online spiritual membership community.