Often freedom is defined to be able to do whatever you want. That freedom is to be able to choose anything out of thousands of possibilities. Then freedom becomes associated with having a lot of money. With a lot of money, you can buy whatever you want. If you have both money and power, you can mostly do whatever you want regardless of laws and norms in the culture. So to be able to buy whatever and to do whatever is, for most, the definition of freedom.
In a spiritual context, however, freedom can be something else. Here it is more related to being able to think and feel anything. To know how to see through the things favoured by mainstream society, such as cultural memes and algorithms. Freedom in a spiritual context is often strongly related to not thinking or feeling dictated by others.
I like to think that instead of an unlimited amount of choices, there are only two choices. These choices are constant. The first choice is to do whatever we find best in any aspect or definition of best. The second choice is to do whatever we feel is the right thing (and by behaviours, thoughts, mindsets or feelings are all included).
So the right thing is to be true to yourself.
The choice you have- and thereby the freedom you have – is not true to yourself.
What does it mean to be true to yourself? Let me say at this point that being true to yourself means to be the best version of yourself – or at least strive for it. Or not.
This is what we mean by walking the Decision Road.
To see it like this is called to walk the Decision Road: To choose to know your vision and intention and act accordingly – or not – is your only freedom.
So the question is not what is the meaning of life.
The question is, what is the meaning of your life. Are you walking your Decision Road?
It’s a bit like firewalking; either you walk or you don’t.