By Umberto Salvagnin [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Many people believe they want freedom. Yet they imitate, are heavily conditioned, they conform, follow ideas, images and ideals. Many people want freedom but they are constantly vigilant, watchful of when circles are being drawn around them to curtail their freedom.
The watchful person, who truly wants freedom, soon finds that comprehension brings freedom; through questioning and inquiry, the person begins to fully understand what is happening around him or her and also within. You cannot be trapped by the various games, pressures and manipulations you encounter when you are fully comprehending them.
At the same time, it is necessary to be free, free of ideology, image and ideal, and all of the conditioning levied since birth, to have the whole awareness necessary for comprehension. You cannot be pulled away and divided by the pressure of conformity and image and idea if you are going to fully comprehend anything.
So, comprehension is freedom and there is no comprehension without freedom.