„Freedom”: How do YOU understand it?

Some people understand the word freedom as the ability to do whatever one wants. People who have allowed themselves to come into slavery of sins, passions, and defilements more often appear as zealots of external freedom, wanting to broaden and relax the law as much as possible. Such a man, however, uses external freedom only to more severely burden himself with inner slavery.

A monk while resting and recovering in his cell.