on freedom

"Real freedom comes from clarity. The very need to make a decision, the very act of decision-making, is an indication of conflict. If you're trying to decide anything, you may as well wear a sign around your neck reading 'i'm confused.' If you knew what to do, if you saw clearly what's appropriate, there'd be no decision. You would know, and you would do it. In the moments when you're trying to make a decision it's possible to see clearly that you are confused and in conflict. To see clearly that you are unclear is seeing something clearly. This is seeing what is, which brings a movement or shift to a different way of holding the situation. You may see a more appropriate alternative, or drop the whole thing, or put it on hold until more clarity comes."

The Passionate Mind Revisited, Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad