I woke up from sleep recently with a thought:
Amassing power in this world is a lot like being a great gladiator in Roman times. You are renown worldwide. You are given riches, women, and a great many perks. You possess great skill in your craft and yet…
You are still a slave.
You are still not a true member of the kingdom.
You are still not free to walk about as you wish.
You still have someone’s branding on your body.
In fact, ALL that you have accumulated as a gladiator ends up being the very things that distracts you from the Truth:
YOU ARE NOT AND WILL NEVER BE FREE.
You are a slave, forever and always, so long as you accept your current state and continue to do your master’s bidding.