Freedom: Are You a Freedom Seeker?

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Freedom: Are You a Freedom Seeker?

Freedom is a film about a personal quest for freedom that doesn't stop with easy answers. Freedom is the right to do whatever you wish, provided that it doesn't interfere with the freedom of anyone else who has the right to similar enjoyment.

Freedom is getting to know yourself for who you really are and waking up every day knowing that you're going to create what's going to happen to you.

Freedom is to be able to truly be what you are. A recognition of something greater than yourself. Without fear anything is possible.

Freedom is to find decent food to eat and a good place to sleep. Freedom is infinity, dance is the freedom. The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.

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  • rmrice69@gmail.com

    I am currently pursuing this philosophy in Saskatchewan Canada. My free life has been underway for several years now. All I have needed has come easily-- once I stopped following the brainwashing of my youth. My years as a robot are over and I now have peace. I will post video of my property and home in another month or so when the snow melts. I think that the Permaculture movement works in harmony with freedom and that the sharing of this knowledge will set us free.

  • http://1iotofoto.wix.com/otofoto oQ

    the first time it's a great doc
    the second time it's a great thinking tool
    the third time you can already see it assimilated in parts
    a like overall...can't remember what part i didn't like if any
    i liked the style of presentation
    1i
    (i saw it earlier on a different site)

  • saturn

    Very poor video technique, which makes the viewer confused at times but the message is valuable though it's not possible for every one to follow this path. You must inherit some wealth or win the jackpot to say good bye to the existing complex daily life and pursue your passion and get closer to the nature. When you your rent is due and there not enough money in your account, it's impossible to focus on what you really want to do or have FREEDOM to do what ever you like to do.

  • henrymart81

    I'm a "Freedom Seeker" but I find this video too difficult to watch. Next.

  • Imightberiding

    My goodness friend. If you are truly free, why are you still living in Saskatchewan? The world is big & full of wonders. Go explore.

  • Paul Gloor

    Some people are happy where they are. Freedom comes in all sizes.

  • Paul Gloor

    Its true, freedom is the time to enjoy life by whatever means you choose so long as it doesn't cause harm, the room to find yourself and then find yourself again.
    I don't like the idea that its pushing drugs as a gateway to self discovery even if they are 'traditional' and 'harmless'. Everyone is different and must find their own pleasure or pain that opens their own doors.

    To answer the question;
    "What would you do with unlimited money, unlimited skills, and no emotional ties ?"
    I would be building an empire of research and technology bringing as many people who can and want to make a difference together and say "have at it". curing disease, pushing space exploration, green energy raising awareness, save humanity and the planet and all that jazz. Big science.

  • Paul Gloor

    The puppets drove me nuts.... And I hate these people that say quit your job. As you say, when the rents due. I know a few people who don't have jobs and aren't looking... I hate when they ask for money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/willemheller Willem Heller

    You hate quite a few things, must be a struggle to live like that. We lose our hate for things when we come to understand them, when we are attentive and aware and see the whole process of hate within ourselves. Don't hate, congratulate! =D ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/willemheller Willem Heller

    "I want freedom" Lose the "I" that's ego. Lose the want, that's desire. And freedom (relative to ones being) is what is left. =)

  • http://twitter.com/PDogB P. Dog

    As I watch 1/2 of this doc., I think that the quest for freedom as defined by all here + myself is not going to be an important question if our air is polluted, our water is not clean and basic degredation of nature for our resources diminishes the qualityof all life on earth.. It seems to me that learning to work within our own communities on a smaller scale and enjoying the riches each individual shares with others; will provide an important niche for everyone. As you found, people are creative thinkers and innovators. But, I think we become overwhelmed by worldly concerns. I see the bumper stickers, "Freedom is not free." I ask you; how can freedom NOT be free??
    Perhaps, finding what you can offer up from inside yourself to fill a niche where you live will allow for the "freedom" you seek.

  • pwndecaf

    I can't want what I want? That is no freedom at all.

    You sound like you want to write cards for Hallmark.

  • Stefan

    pwndecaf I agree. Freedom is about doing what I want, without harming anyone else.

  • pwndecaf

    First world problem...there might be some good stuff in here but I missed it. They seem so busy looking for freedom or happiness...perhaps they are made captive of the search itself...or something.

    I didn't care for this one.

  • Paul Gloor

    Ha ha, yeah, I'm getting old and grumpy :P
    I do understand the option to quit ones job, but its recommended to either have something lined up or a good deal of money put away to carry you. I've done it myself once I finally got outta debt. Its the jerks who are on that eternal job search and borrowing money that annoy me 'can you pick me up some smokes ? can I borrow 40 bucks ?' and they pay you back with borrowed money.

  • keli138

    I thought this was pretty good overall. There were some great messages. The thing that bugs me about messages like this, however, is they hit on very important points but offer no definitive plan of action and vague, at best, solutions. People are afraid to drop everything they know, and with good reason—there is a lot at stake. People have spent their entire lives building and working towards what they have, and 'slave' or not, without something solid to grasp onto, they aren't typically going to wager everything they have on a notion put together in a documentary. If messages like this want to be better accepted and taken more seriously as viable options for humanity, the message should provide solutions that are realistic and understandable, and that people can relate to.

  • Imightberiding

    Being happy where you are can certainly be a good thing. It does not however in any way denote one's absolute or complete freedom. In fact, I think it leans more often than not towards acceptance.

    My comment was an apparently weak attempt at humour. Surely you could see that. You after all, almost live on the prairies. I too spent a couple years in Calgary back in the 80's. It seemed as though everyone was 18 to 35 yrs of age at the time which suited me well as I was in my mid 20's. A vibrant arts scene, lots of great restaurants, night life & work back then. I had a grand time. One of the easiest & friendliest cities I have lived in. I was even there during the Olympics & moved shortly after.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1581952326 Dick Mars

    just be grateful robert bauval has clothes on for a change

  • wald0

    A contradiction at about 3:00 minutes in, "Live within the terms of society but, live how you want to live". It has been my experience that living within the terms society dictates is what steals most of our freedom.

  • wald0

    What, at about 38:40 this guy makes a statement i could not disagree with more. "....I just need to accept it openly without any judgement, the truth will come up sooner or later, I don't need to judge." This is a ridiculous statement in my opinion. Of course we need to judge what is or isn't truth for ourselves. Otherwise someone else is telling you what truth is, how is that freedom? I can see that we shouldn't make this judgement until we have all relevant information, and that we must avoid prejudice and bias as best we can if we want to arrive at the real truth instead of what we want the truth to be. But, the truth doesn't just come up sooner or later, it doesn't come plop itself in your lap just because you have decided to be open minded. At least it hasn't in my experience.

    This doc is o.k. until you get about half way through and realize this guy is just pushing another pseudo-scientific bunch of new age b.s. He says he studies astrology to get a deeper understanding of the cycles of nature, not astronomy, astrology. That is a laugh. He says truth will just reveal itself to you if you suspend critical thinking, another laugh. He is simply trying to get you into the mind space he needs you in if he hopes to sell you his version of new age spirituality. .

  • Imightberiding

    Is he usually a "nude dude"?

  • Imightberiding

    Nicely said Waldo. My only criticism for you would be that you were graciously forgiving in your gentle rebuke of this hogwash. I of course was even less effective with my comments. You did address this production straight on while I took the easy way out & peppered the comment thread with feeble attempts at humour.

    This approach for me, is often a method I engage in when I find a topic so thoroughly laughable & without merit, credible research or critical thinking to back it up. If laughter is the best medicine, I would much rather prescribe a dose for everyone (however weak that dose may be) than find myself entangled in fruitless arguments with biased know-it-alls, senselessly reciting equally senseless subject matter.

    You appear to have escaped their wrath so far but, be afraid, be very afraid. At this very moment a contingent of any number of these people could be preparing to launch an attack against you of such precious, over-used terms of sweet intent that you could be at serious risk of spontaneously developing diabetes should you make the mistake of interacting with them.

    Good luck my friend & god speed. Remember, you are "free" to run & hide anywhere you so desire to avoid these people.

  • Rasmus P. Vinther

    yes yes.. thats the whole point. The society we live in does not alow most people to do what they want !? or even to think about it.. dont you get it ? i loved this one

  • Sharon B

    Awesome movie!! I too am on the path to freedom, and its such an amazing journey...<3

  • Jeremy Benson

    No one is free, there are moments of freedom. I think accepting that has made me happier than a life of chasing the unattainable would, lol.

  • Kare

    Thank you

  • fire rabbit

    anyone who needs leaders(16:00), and speaks about social status without questioning it doesn't really understand concept of freedom and has not seen into free zones and has not exchange thoughts with people understanding freedom.

    it does look as if he's refering a bit on political situation in some countries, but doesn't try to deconstruct and describe the power guided-political systems and it's ability to shape societies.

    it's very childlish to say that hierarchy in society is ok as long as the exploiter is having respect for the the exploited. there is no respect in power system.

    this video is like a romantic story with a thin glaze of mistical told to
    people in order to push them into seeking "freedom" inside the
    society but without questionig and atacking the society (it's-you can be free under theese terms-kind of "freedom"). well... it's kind of the
    abused spouse story- you can't fix the abuser, you can't stay cos it won't get better, you just have to get out and seek/make other forms of relations.

    this video is flerting with some phenomens in an unseen ways… speaking about mariage as a step to freedom?

    And life is not short, because life doesn’t stop the moment you die. Your life is short. So step out of the "I".

    beware and watch this video cum grano salis (lots of grano!)

  • a clear man

    Today I abstained voluntarily from mainstream media, as I have been practicing since age 17. I couldn't resist commenting on this video though...I started watching some "all you need to have a weed farm" but it wasn't very stimulating. The premise of this films' synopsis struck me as sort of, well, not to be inconsiderate but...hokey~
    However, watching it was a good experience. I see where some of the other post commentators are critical, but as a very sharp witted and exacting virgo I would like to offer this film a pass.
    Without prattling on, I simply want to present some very precise angles.
    Firstly.
    It is too didactic to say "we must face our fears head on," and then launch into some trippy diatribe of an egypt vacation, spliced with ayahuasca tripping/into vaguely post anarchistic communal living in the countryside of the netherlands???

    Listen. I believe deeply in the evolutionary underpinnings of the animations journey. I am in it in my own path of life. I too learned of maslows hierarchy of needs in my early 20's, then ran far into counter-cultural exploration to try to find a way...

    What I learned, or perhaps am naturally pre-dispositioned too, is that there is much work to be done in the way of DUTY...
    I mean, to participate in life.
    Running away isn't really possible.
    Its good to have outs, but better to have a way to do battle and have clear egress when necessary.
    Much of what I write im sure is off into the ethers, but for a few important souls, it will help.

    What is needed is repurposing.
    The urban model, technology, information, even shipping, globalization etc...
    These are not entirely horrible.

    However, what needs to occur is a truly advanced and ecological version of this.

    Im very unconvinced that some sort of throwback to quasi-communist 60s methodology will support this.

    However, I do applaud the organic treatment of land and food production, as well as humanely raised and more importantly small scale use of animal/livestock.

    That said, I think-
    Many people can and should have such revelations about the futility of blind consumerism, and participating hook line and sinker in "the system."

    But I think, the appropriate response might be less escapism, and more settling into a real courageous city shoulder to shoulder paradigm.

    I hope, essentially, there are less cars, less cops, less political corporate entities, more community, more communications, and a governance based on providing truly enriching social support systems such as healthcare and education.

    I think there should absolutely be a strong, robust government type entity, however its job should be severely restricted to managing and distributing effectively. UNDERLINE EFFECTIVELY~ Standard of social services.

    Free of agenda except to support the egalitarian well being of people.

    As far as trade, commerce, regulation, this should be divorced from government funding.

    What is happening in the banking system, and in general where the government is wholly vested into industries, psy-op agendas of dominance, is just terribly ruined.

    Its a purely logistical matter of such a way of things being handled ineffectively.

    That is the sticking point.
    Its not so much that society is bad, financial systems inherently prone to corruption, oversight wrong, etc.

    The problem is that things are disorganized, poorly defined, chaotic.

    We are in for interesting times,
    and thank heavens the computers will provide for us much more in the way of keeping track of things...

    Anyways. The message also, of the heart of the matter-Egypt as the great historical landmark of our "society" more importantly its technologies of hierarchy, distribution...

    Heard and seen.

    I think the endgame of a fertile river flowing free of toxicity, with an advanced crystalline structured solar fueled parallel human civilization is good.

    We musn't have so many barriers though. Especially that of the old order. however, monarchy is already become the friend of the people.

    There is industry possible in so many things.

    LETS FREE OURSELVES OF THE OPRESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BANK CARTEL(S) NEXT,

    then,

    LETS RID THE PLANET OF DEMON POSSESSED CREATORS OF TOXICITY FOR PROFIT
    monsanto first.

    It would be completely acceptable in the eyes of fate should a band of brave citizens gather information and purge, carefully, this planet of those who sow malice in the way of contrived and machinated machines of oppression such as cancer causing toxic food crisis, and pharmaceutical cures.

    SO...
    The answer is not always to retire to a farm and sing coombaya.

    Sometimes, it will be far more useful to be quiet, smart, conservative-and perhaps join the infrastructure with a very specific design of undermining the current regime.

    DO I propose the F.B.I and C.I.A and worldbank and I.M.F be repurposed to fight for ecology and restoration of health?

    Absolutely.

    It is a great way to start.
    It is not that structures are inherently corrupt.

    However, they must be trained to be inherently ethical and moral.

    Ancient. Egyptian.
    Prophecy.

    The resources of the many will create well being for all.

  • Dayana Ferrer

    It's just for the message, don't expect a masterpiece..

  • http://www.facebook.com/timothy.llewellyn Timothy Llewellyn

    I am really sorry, but I have watched half an hour of this, and am really feeling that I have never wasted my time in a less productive way!! I don't normally write comments with out watching the whole thing, but I am just worried that the next half will make me even more bemused with the time in my life that I have lost.

  • bringmeredwine

    I agree!

  • Jacek Walker

    Many want to be free to do what they please, but they shirk responsibility for their acctions. They need more understanding, more courage. Majority are inmatured cowards - that's why they need leaders, churches, politicians, orgazinations etc to shift responsibility on them.
    They need to grow up in consciousness to understand what freedom is. Freedom IS understanding.

  • Mihaela M

    I firmly recommend this doc to everybody; every thing sayd here is according to common sense that mankind have to use it! every thought and idea in this documentary are valid and solid. Watch and learn from it if you need it! If not, just enjoy! Congrats to the autor for every action he did in realisation of this film..

  • Davido

    This was a pretty bad film, please learn more about Egypt for real, this is new age bs.

  • Pj Ardies

    The idea of not needing to judge derives from the 4 toltec agreements to wisdom:
    Be Impeccable with your Word

    Don't take anything personally
    Don't make assumptions
    Always do your best

    I was a non-believer when it came to astrology, until I was triggered to start studying it. I went into depth without judgement. Of course I'm not talking about the cheap astrology you find in many magazines... I left the idea open whether it was true or not. I did exercises based on birth charts like it was math or physics (which I liked at school) and I presented them to the people it was about. Exercises that said things about their past, being very accurate when it came to timing. I had no idea if what I presented would have anything to do with what really happened to these people.
    Result: they were amazed! It was all spot on!
    That's when I was amazed. Over time I could not other than accept that the cycles of the planets have direct influence on our lives.

    So if I were to judge and put the astrology aside without giving it a deeper look, I would probably react in a similar way.

  • Pj Ardies

    Thank you!