We are fixated on the idea of freedom, yet most of us live in prisons of our own making. Stress, unhappiness and addiction are often the result of our failure to understand what it really means to be free.
This challenging book provides a much needed wake up call to help us recognize, and escape from, the trap.
In many ways we have never been more ‘free’. We are freer to follow our dreams, set goals and live the life we choose. Yet mental health issues and social disharmony are sky-rocketing.
Anxiety and depression are rife and more people feel overwhelmed by daily living.
We are increasingly addicted, distracted and pressured. Now we have more but are more in want.
This is a world that increasingly seems to breed discontent.
So, is all our so-called freedom nothing more than a trap of our own making? Are we simply decorating the cage that keeps us imprisoned?
The Freedom Trap is an inspiring call for clear thinking and a fresh appraisal of what freedom means from a number of different perspectives – social, legal, political, psychological and philosophical.
In this challenging, confronting and eye-opening look at what freedom actually is, mindfulness expert Associate Professor Craig Hassed explores how we can alleviate our burdens (our worries, regrets and material desires) and find a life of peace, happiness and harmony — true freedom.
Including practical thinking steps to help further your exploration of what freedom really means, this book is essential reading for anyone who has ever thought ‘there has to be more to life than this.’